About the book
This fantastic title from Paul Ian Cross, PhD, the writer of How to Vanquish a Virus, takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of everything that's disgusting, unusual and amazing about the human body. Find out everything about poo, pus and bogies, while learning a whole lot about how our bodies work hard in hundreds of fascinating ways to keep us alive.
With tons of hilarious and informative illustrations from master artist Steve Brown, it includes lashings of Paul Ian Cross's trademark laugh out-loud humour, in-depth knowledge and infectious optimism. It's the perfect funny, accessible way to discover everything you've ever wanted to know about the human body, but were too grossed-out to ask!
What did the judges think?
Judge MG Leonard, bestselling author and vice president of the insect charity Buglife, said: "Disgustingly gruesome and gut-churning - my son devoured this book in one sitting. It's filled with easily digestible facts about the human body presented in a unique, fun tone that will appeal to any child with a gross sense of humour."
About the author and illustrator
Paul Ian Cross, PhD lives in London and holds a degree in Microbiology, a Master's in Clinical Research and a PhD in science communication: presenting to non-scientists. He enjoys introducing children to the wonders of science. As a previous reluctant reader, he also aims to help them gain confidence with reading. Paul is also a member of Team Halo, a worldwide group of health experts committed to combatting virus-related misinformation.
Steve Brown is an accomplished illustrator who has worked with many publishers in the UK and the US, including Welbeck, Scholastic, Franklin Watts, Harper Collins, Maverick, Oxford University Press and many more.