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Brilliant, fun and informative LOL read – Bodies, Brains and Bogies by Paul Ian Cross

My Review:

What a fun and informative book this proved to be
Lives up to the tag with things gross to see!
Fascinating and fun, and illustrated, too,
In a way that's appealing to me and to you!

There's lots of facts shared in a fun, engaging way,
Making it less like work and more like play.
The sort of book children learn to adore
And keep coming back to for more and more.

With riddles, jokes and advice, too,
Interspersed with more fabulous facts all about me and you.
From anatomy, organs, reproduction and bones
It shows how special we all are and not clones.

I particularly like the advice at the end
About how to treat ourselves and our body as a friend,
How important it is to help one another be kind
So everyone has a positive body image and state of mind.

For my complementary copy, I say thank you,
As I share with you this, my honest review.
A great book for children, parents and teachers, too,
I have no hesitation in highly recommending it to all of you!


This fantastic title from Paul Ian Cross, the writer of How to Vanquish a Virus, takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of everything that’s disgusting, unusual and amazing about the human body. Find out everything about poo, pus and bogies, while learning a whole lot about how our bodies work hard in hundreds of fascinating ways to keep us alive.

With tons of hilarious and informative illustrations, it includes lashings of Paul Ian Cross’s trademark laugh-out-loud humour, in-depth knowledge and infectious optimism. It’s the perfect funny, accessible way to discover everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the human body, but were too grossed-out to ask!

Purchase Links 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bodies-Brains-Bogies-Everything-remarkable/dp/1783128720/

US – https://www.amazon.com/Bodies-Brains-Bogies-Everything-remarkable/dp/1783128720/ 

Author Bio:

Paul Ian Cross, PhD, is a scientist, researcher, writer, and educator from London, UK.

Paul works in clinical research (developing new medicines) and he’s also a science communicator (presenting science to non-scientists). Paul specialises in vaccine development and has an interest in pharmacovigilance (the safety of medicinal products). His PhD research investigated the benefit-risk assessment of medicines, and how patients and the public can be more involved in their treatment decisions. 

Paul’s popular social media accounts (@DrPaulScience) are full of STEM-themed content for all ages, but particularly for parents and adults to share with the children in their lives. Paul is a member of #TeamHalo, a UN backed initiative where doctors, healthcare workers, and scientists share accurate information about healthcare, science, and the COVID-19 vaccines. In 2021, Paul was named as a ‘Luminary’ at the G7’s Vaccine Confidence Summit, in recognition for his science communication work on social media.

In addition to his research career, Paul has a passion for introducing children to STEM subjects, particularly reluctant readers. By introducing science creatively, he aims to spark their interest, allowing them to gain confidence with their reading. As a previous reluctant reader himself, he understands how hard it can be. But it’s all about making reading fun and interesting! 

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