Here is a new take on the body book for young children, and it’s all about asking and answering questions: “Why is your blood red?” “How much does your hair grow?” A little girl named Koko asks questions that guide three intrepid explorers through the human body as they explore the many and varied functions that make it work.
Organized into twenty sections, this engaging book addresses a multitude of topics, from “Eating and Staying Healthy” to “My Skin” to “Babies.” A colorful combination of photographs and contemporary illustrations brings the text to life. The book also features a variety of things to do on and off the page, including games, recipes, and craft activities.
OKIDO is an innovative group of London-based designers, illustrators, and authors who create an art-and-science magazine of the same name for young children. In spring 2015, their television show will air on the BBC. Author Sophie Dauvois is a scientist and teacher. Rachel Ortas is an illustrator and artist-in-residence at Central Saint Martins, London. Alex Barrow is the magazine’s art director.