Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Book Review: Human Body Theater

HUMAN BODY THEATER by Maris Wicks provides an amazing visual introduction to human anatomy.
Designed for middle school youth, this work of graphic nonfiction is organized into eleven acts using a theater theme. Hosted by a skeleton, the author takes readers through the body systems layer by layer. The author effectively balances visually-rich diagrams with accurate, scientific narratives to provide a level of depth appropriate for the audience.
Tweens and teens working on science reports will find the Table of Contents useful in identifying chapters on each of the body systems. Youth will also use the glossary and bibliography as reference sources.
Librarians will find a broad readership for this engaging work of nonfiction. This book would be an excellent addition to a growing collection of graphic nonfiction options for middle school youth. Consider developing a display to feature works of STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) graphic nonfiction.
To learn more about the author/illustration, follow his blog at http://dotsforeyes.blogspot.com/.
Published by First Second, an imprint of Macmillan on October 6, 2015. ARC courtesy of the publisher.