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The Brainiac’s Book of the Body and Brain (Brainiacs)

Rosie Cooper, Harriet Russell


What makes your body work? Is it all in your mind? Sort of! Take a tour of the human body from head to toes and everything in between

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Aimed at curious children who want to know how their body works and how their brain keeps it running, The Brainiac’s Book of the Body and Brain answers need-to-know and quirky questions about the bodies we live in.

This fun-filled introduction to the often complex, sometimes gross, and completely fascinating functions of the human body explores what happens to the food we eat, how medicines can fool us into making us feel better, as well as how and why we dream. Showcasing and celebrating the differences that make every person unique, this inclusive book features easy and fun practical activities and experiments, including keeping a poo diary and optical illusions.

Written with a zany sense of humour and packed with facts and hands-on activities, this latest instalment in the Brainiac’s series is the perfect creative and accessible introduction to biology.

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'Funny, sometimes gross, accessible and inclusive, there is so much in this book to fascinate curious young minds'
Juno magazine

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 27.5 x 21.5 cm

Extent: 64 pp

Publication date: 14 March 2024

ISBN: 9780500652459

About the Author

Rosie Cooper is a London-based researcher, originally from New Zealand, with an MA in Geography. She is a podcast maven with a love of the great outdoors, extreme weather and true-crime stories. Harriet Russell is a London-based illustrator with an MA in Illustration. She has written and illustrated five books for children and is the illustrator of the activity series This Book Thinks You’re a…, also published by Thames & Hudson.