Wicks, Maris Human Body Theater 233 pgs. First Second, 25. $19.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: G NON-FICTION/GRAPHIC NOVEL
To sum up this book is basically a human body text book told in comic book format. With a Skelton host, readers discover each system of the body, and the host gains that system who by the ends becomes a fully formed human girl. Includes little comedic moments and lots of fun facts.
I don’t think students would be fooled enough by the format to make it through reading this entire book, unless they were really interested in the human body. I do get a ton of younger readers interested, especially in just the skeleton or the five senses, but this would take a 3 grade plus and I would say that I have never had a request from that age group. The illustrations are cute and often quite funny.
EL –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.