Kay’s Anatomy, A Complete (and Completely Disgusting) Guide to the Human Body

Adam Kay, illustrated by Henry Paker

“Hilarious” “Fascinating” “Gruesome” “Totally brilliant”

These are just some of the descriptions of Adam Kay’s very funny, yet extremely informative guide to the human body. Kay’s first book, This is Going to Hurt, was a Number One bestseller in the UK for over a year. This is his first children’s book, once again illustrated with the highly amusing doodles of Henry Paker.

Kay brings his trademark irreverence and humour to the subject of the human body. The book is filled with fascinating facts, some of them strangely weird and often quite gross. It’s exactly the kind of book that we would all have loved to read at school instead of our biology textbooks!

Kay’s text is very readable and chatty, and he covers the whole range of topics associated with the human body and its many conditions, from eczema and eardrums to platelets and poo, via coronavirus and colour blindness. Quirky features such as Kay’s Kwestions and True or Poo? provide variety and extra interest while explaining important facts and details in a totally entertaining way. And here’s an important bonus: Kay’s Anatomy will definitely answer some important questions that kids may just be too embarrassed to ask – or maybe the adults are too embarrassed to answer!

Suitable for ages 8+

Published by Puffin Books

Reviewed by Jane Walker