Review¦ I was recently sent a copy of ” So you want to build a human?” by Tom Jackson and Jan Bielecki. I’m genuinely impressed by this book and looking forward to writing this review. I think it’s perfect for children in late primary school and the first 3 or 4 years of secondary school to accompany their learning. I have 4 copies to giveaway – just enter using the widget in this blog post!
The fact that this book is styled as a manual drew my attention to begin with. It makes it somewhat more interesting than your general book about the human body. The bright colours and illustrations on the front are also very attractive.
Looking at the contents, I was impressed with the way in which it splits up each section of the body. Depending on what a child is interested in learning about, or studying in biology, they can easily find what they need to know.
Each page is really neatly set out with fantastic, clear illustrations. It summarises what that part of the body does in the page title (e.g. for reproductive system, the subtitle is “Making Copies”). Rather than bombarding you with information, different facts and functions are split into separate ‘notes’ across the book. This makes it a lot easier for children to digest and hopefully will stop them from getting bored so quickly!
The book is written in a way that doesn’t shy away from medical terminology, yet puts the facts across in a way that children can understand. If they do become stuck, there is a glossary they can refer to at the back!
I think this book is great for children who are interested in finding out more about the human body. Likewise, it’s good for those who are studying biology to see a breakdown of the facts in this book as a supplement to their learning. It’s been quite some time since I studied biology at school and I actually quite enjoyed it as a refresher of my knowledge, myself!
It retails for around £16.99 in all good book shops.
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Disclosure: I received a copy of So you want to build a human? free of charge for the purpose of this review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are valid and my own.
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Welcome to my blog! I'm Laura, a 29 year old mum of two. I live in Kent with my high school sweetheart husband Dave, our daughter Autumn and newborn son Reuben.
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