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Tuesday 5 April 2011

Review: What Body Part is That?

One word: hilarious.

(But of course, seeing the names Griffiths and Denton on the cover, you knew that already.)

This is the ultimate guide to the human body... that is, if you want laughs not facts. Divided into two sections - the parts you can see, and the parts you can't see - kids (and boys in particular) will be giggling away for hours upon hours.

 Witty word plays, funny observations and black and white illustrations that take on a life of their own form this all-inclusive reference to the body (minus the boring scientific jargon). Including one-liners like:

"Back. If you're looking for a place to stick a funny sign on somebody, then I definitely recommend the back."


"Farts. They are not as funny as everybody seems to think they are - a fact that you will quickly discover if you are trapped in a room with one."


"Shoulders. Their main function is to help you avoid answering difficult questions."

Okay - forget the kids in my life, I'm going to read this myself when I need a giggle.

Watch the book trailer:

Title: What Body Part is That?
Author: Andy Griffiths
Illustrator: Terry Denton
Publisher: Pan Macmillan, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: 1 April 2011
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780330403986
For ages: 8+
Type: Junior fiction