My Noisy Body, part of the Body Works Series, by Liza Fromer and Francine Gerstein MD is a great picture book that plays off of a child’s sense of humor while explaining the various and sometimes embarrassing noises our bodies can make. While the illustrations by Joe Weissman are playful and comical, the information given by Fromer and Dr. Gerstein does not talk down to children in the least.
Fromer and Dr. Gerstein do a great job of explaining why our bodies make the noises they do in a way that kids will be able to grasp without too much difficulty, while still working in great vocabulary and medical terms. They have also included a glossary that further explains more difficult terms, which makes this book a great vocabulary builder for children as well.
While our kiddos are learning about anatomy and building their vocabularies they are going to be having a blast and giggling at the great illustrations of the bodily functions they will be learning about (farts, burps, stomach growls, etc.).
If you need a fun way to work in some anatomy lessons with your kiddos, this will be a great place to start! The Body Works Series also includes: My Achy Body (our review), My Messy Body, and My Stretchy Body (our review).
Alyssa is a wife and stay at home, homeschooling mother of five, with two boxers, two cats, a soft shelled turtle named after Bob the Builder, and 7 frogs (admittedly a homeschooling project gone froggy). In all her spare time, she loves to read and believes that there is no such thing as having too many books!
Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Tundra Books. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.