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Stickmen’s Guide to Your Body

A stickman bonanza on your brilliant brain, gurgling guts, beating heart and muscles and bones all work

Venetia Dean John Farndon

96 pages
Beetle Books

Just think – everything you do (and think!) – is handled by the extraordinary computer inside your head. Your heart beats more than once every second. Ber-boom. What happens to every yummy mouthful from the moment you chew it? How your muscles let you run, jump – or just stay still to read this book! Let the knowledgeable and funny Stickmen show you around – inside you and out! Find out why

  • lightning reflexes keep you safe
  • burly white cells fight off bugs
  • the army of acids in your stomach digest your food
  • bones are really soft inside – and they-re always busy!

Along the way you’ll discover the longest and strongest muscle, how poo is manufactured, why you need two trillion blood cells, which part of your brain has your bright ideas! Clear cut-away illustrations and fact-filled nuggets of text reveal the many, many reasons why you-re so special.

About the Stickmen Series
Fun, accessible and lively books that explain and show how things work, each title in the Stickmen series features cut-away friendly illustrations, diagrams and fascinating nuggets of information – making (sometimes difficult) subjects easy to grasp. And the accident-prone stickmen add a touch of humor to these all important topics.

Author Bio

John Farndon is Royal Literary Fellow at City & Guilds in London, UK, and the author of a huge number of books for adults and children on science, technology and nature, including such international best-sellers as Do Not Open and Do You Think You’re Clever? He has been shortlisted six times for the Royal Society’s Young People’s Book Prize for a science book, with titles such as How the Earth Works, What Happens When? and Project Body (2016).

Venetia Dean is a freelance illustrator who grew up in Brighton, UK. She has always loved drawing ever since she could hold a pencil! As a teenager she discovered a passion for figurative illustration and when she turned 19 she was given a digital drawing tablet for her birthday and started transferring her work to the computer. She hasn’t looked back since! As well as illustration, Venetia loves reading graphic novels, and walking her dog Peanut.