“An interactive, fact-filled board book all about the body (with a few potty references).”
In a substantive board book format, this introduction to the body is packed full with interesting information and busy illustrations. Almost every open set of pages contains a few rhyming lines as well as loads of relating facts and flaps to discover more information, with the last few pages completely full of more fun facts—this accordian style read allows for a tailored experience to explore as much or as little information as suited for specific children and ages. The content is educational and interesting with tidbits like how “your eyes stay almost the same size your entire life,” or that “your bones glow in the dark.” The predominant text flows fairly well, though a few near rhymes are mingled within, and the bright, colorful illustrations manage to make even the inside body shots cute. A few different references to “poop” and “wee” could either encourage potty humor or segue into a discussion about potty training. This board book is full of entertaining, informative content about the body in an appropriate way for young children, though the lack of an inclusion about body safety is slightly disappointing.
Lift the flaps to learn how the human body works!
Which muscle is the biggest? What happens when you sneeze? Which bone is the smallest? Find out the answers to these questions and more in First Facts and Flaps: My Busy Body. This book is full of flaps to lift, a wheel to turn, and a giant foldout that cover the digestive system, organs, senses, and more. With colorful illustrations and simple text, this book is the perfect introduction to the human body.
Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following is a list of concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.
Potty Humor: While not portrayed humorously, a small handful of facts about “poop” and going “wee” are included in this book.
Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.
For nearly 20 years, Silver Dolphin Books has published award-winning activity, novelty, and educational nonfiction books for preschoolers to 12-year-olds. Our focus is to create books that engage and inspire children to learn more about the world around them while fostering a love of reading, exploration, and creative expression. From adorably illustrated board books for toddlers, to interactive play and building sets, to sound books made for story time, we develop innovative books that both enlighten and entertain.