Funny riddle poems hold the clues to a motley collection of human body parts, each with a wink and a nod to Shakespeare. Science notes, engaging, multi-layered illustrations and the poetic and science glossary complete the package! (Peachtree 2015)
From Publisher's Weekly:
Random Body Parts: Gross Anatomy Riddles in Verse Leslie Bulion, illus. by Mike Lowery. Peachtree, $14.95 (48p) ISBN 978-1-56145-737-3 “Shall I compare thee to a clenched-up fist?” asks one of the lines in this poetic guide to the human body, which invokes Shakespearean themes, to boot. The “thee,” in this case, is the heart muscle, which is actually “more gloppy, shaped more like a cone,” readers learn. In poems like “Wherefore Art Thou, Alveoli” and “Good Riddance to Bad Blood,” Bulion blends highbrow humor and scientific information while paying tribute to the nose, pancreas, skin, and more. In scrapbook-style spreads, Lowery offers an entertaining mix of cartoony humans and disembodied organs, which are accompanied by close-up photographic images of various organs. Supplemental information about the anatomical subjects and the poetic forms Bulion uses appear throughout, making this a smart pick for left- and right-brained readers alike. Ages 8–12. Illustrator’s agency: Lilla Rogers Studio. (Mar.)
AT THE SEA FLOOR CAFE is 2012 Bank Street College Best Book!!
Also a Pennsylvania School Librarians Association TOP 40!
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Now in paperback, too!
HEY THERE, STINK BUG!
is a beautifully illustrated collection of gruesome insect poetry.
Click on BUG JOURNAL, right, to see my latest insect visitors!
A seaside adventure and Bank Street Best Book 2007
Also in paperback
Young Fatuma and her Mama meet friendly vendors, sample East African chai, buy kanga
cloth and learn a wonderful life-lesson on their trip to the market.
NOW A BEAUTIFUL E-BOOK!