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What Body Part Is That?: A Wacky Guide to…

What Body Part Is That?: A Wacky Guide to the Funniest, Weirdest, and Most…

by Andy Griffiths

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  jothebookgirl | Jan 3, 2017 |
When I first saw What Body Part is That?, I assumed it was a fact-filled book about the human body with weird and interesting stories and random trivia. Boy was I wrong. While I was not entirely disappointed, this is one of the most bizarre books I have read in a while.

If you can picture a satirical look at the human body, written for 8-12 year old boys, you know what to expect with What Body Part is That?. With bizarre sketches, slightly twisted humor, and useless information, this book doesn’t easily fit into any category. The only facts in this book are “Fun Body Part Facts” such as “Shoulders are the body part most commonly mispronounced as ‘soldiers’” and “Gut-barging is a sport in which two overweight contestants try to barge each other off of a large mat using their big fat bellies.” This book isn’t exactly educational, but it is engaging as it describes every body part from freckles to tonsils, and lungs to scars. I don’t think that this book is for everyone, but it is entertaining enough to keep an upper-elementary boy reading for at least a couple of hours. From shelfishness.blog.com ( )
  Shelfishness | Dec 21, 2012 |
Title: "What Body Part is This?"
Author(s): Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends/MacMillan
Ages: 8+
Rating: 5

Review: By far one of the cutest nonsensical books ever written, "What Body Part is This?" is in a league by itself. I actually laughed out loud while reading it at some points until my sides hurt.

A genuine mix of .1% fact and 99.9% fiction this book is great for kids 8 and up. It's fun and silly and even gives a few interesting ideas on how to get rid of germs. For instance, did you know that if you mixed a teaspoon of gravel and whiskey and drank it down that it could cure a sore throat? Sure thing! Apparently, one of the author's grandfather's figured that one out. The germs get drunk off the whiskey and have a rock fight and kill each other! How ingenious is that?! That's only one example of the wonderful humor found in this book. I definitely recommend for middle grade readers. ( )
  RavenswoodPublishing | Nov 19, 2012 |
Note: I received this book as an ARC from the publisher.

It's a funny read, like Dave Barry for kids. This is something I would give to a middle-schooler or a medical/nursing student.

For parents checking out this book for their kids, genitalia are mentioned, but all that page says is "private parts are private". No pictures on that page, either. ( )
  ohsillytwigg | Oct 15, 2012 |
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Readers take a fresh approach to the human body by discovering its functions in terms that don't make their brains explode like water balloons from too much technical jargon! Sixty-eight chapters explain different parts of the body

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