Humorous, Shakespearean-inspired verse about body parts blends with whimsical art in this award-winning science poetry collection from Leslie Bulion and Mike Lowery.
“[An] exquisite gem of a book.” ―School Library Journal
Leslie Bulion’s award-winning volume of anatomical verse begins with an invitation to solve a series of poetic riddles: “Of course you have a body, / But do you have a clue / Where all the body parts you’ve got are found / And what they do?”
Each poem that follows poses a puzzle in verse (with a sly wink and a nod to Shakespeare) and provides hints for uncovering the body part in question—from blood, bones, eyes, and the heart to the brain, pancreas, stomach, tongue, and more.
Sidebars throughout offer additional facts, while appended notes offer a crash course on poetic form and a few facts about the Shakespearean works that inspired the verses. Mike Lowery’s playful, original art adds context along with photographs and a diagram of the human body. A truly unique nonfiction title that’s ideal for cross-curricular learning!
“It’s hard not to admire the ick factor…” ―Kirkus Reviews
“A smart pick for left- and right-brained readers alike.” ―Publishers Weekly
“Whether educators are seeking material for health lesson unites, an introduction to simile and metaphor, or simply something to tempt budding poetry lovers, they’ll find this exquisite gem of a book incredible useful.” ―School Library Journal
“This collection ambitiously blends an introduction to some human physiology with puzzle poems inspired by Shakespearean writings and poetic forms, sonnet to cinquain.” ―Booklist
Parents’ Choice Approved Award ―Parents’ Choice Foundation, 2015
Notable Poetry List ―National Council of Teachers of English, 2016
Kansas State Reading Circle Recommended Reading List (Intermediate) ―Kansas National Education Association, 2016
Alabama Camellia Award (grades 6-8 nonfiction) ―Alabama Department of Education, 2016-2017
AR Level: 5.7
F&P: GRL T, Gr 5, Genre I
Themes: Biology, Human Anatomy, Poetic Forms, Shakespeare
BISAC 1: JNF042010 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / Humorous
BISAC 2: JNF051030 JUVENILE NONFICTION /Science & Nature / Anatomy & Physiology
BISAC 3: JNF042010 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Poetry / Humorous