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Random Body Parts

Gross Anatomy Riddles in Verse

Leslie Bulion, Mike Lowery (Illustrator)


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Humorous, Shakespearean-inspired verse about body parts blends with whimsical art in this award-winning science poetry collection from Leslie Bulion.
Leslie Bulion's award-winning volume of anatomical verse begins with an invitation to solve a series of poetic riddles: "Of course you have a body, / But do you have a clue / Where all the body parts you've got are found / And what they do?"
Each poem that follows poses a puzzle in verse (with a sly wink and a nod to Shakespeare) and provides hints for uncovering the body part in question—from blood, bones, eyes, and the heart to the brain, pancreas, stomach, tongue, and more.
Sidebars throughout offer additional facts, while appended notes offer a crash course on poetic form and a few facts about the Shakespearean works that inspired the verses. Mike Lowery's playful, original art adds context along with photographs and a diagram of the human body. A truly unique nonfiction title that's ideal for cross-curricular learning!

Praise For Random Body Parts: Gross Anatomy Riddles in Verse

"A smart pick for left- and right-brained readers alike." —Publishers Weekly

"It's hard not to admire the ick factor" —Kirkus Reviews

"Whether educators are seeking material for health lesson unites, an introduction to simile and metaphor, or simply something to tempt budding poetry lovers, they'll find this exquisite gem of a book incredible useful" —School Library Journal

"This collection ambitiously blends an introduction to some human physiology with puzzle poems inspired by Shakespearean writings and poetic forms, sonnet to cinquain." —Booklist

Peachtree, 9781561457373, 48pp.

Publication Date: March 3, 2015

About the Author

Leslie Bulion has graduate degrees in oceanography and social work. She has written parenting and education articles and is the author of several children's science-related poetry books and novels. When she's not writing, she enjoys exploring nature with her binoculars, hand lens, and camera; collecting specimens to examine under her microscope; or going SCUBA diving and or kayaking. Leslie lives in Connecticut.

Mike Lowery is a New-York-Times bestselling Illustrator who has worked on dozens of books for children and adults. A professor of illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta for seven years, he now travels nationally giving talks about art and books to schools, universities, and bookstores. He lives in Georgia.