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This Lift-the-Flap book contains the answers to the many questions that curious children have about their bodies, including ‘How do I smell?’ ‘What makes me burp?’ ‘Why do I need to wash my hands?’ ‘Why is blood red?’ and many more. This engaging book is filled with entertaining and informative illustrations to help to answer all kinds of body questions that young children ask, in a friendly and simple way. Includes over 60 flaps to lift; sure to satisfy even the most inquisitive children!

Book information

Key Stage
ISBN: 9781409562108
Extent: 14 pages
Dimensions: 276 x 216mm
Marie-Eve Tremblay

Author information

Katie Daynes

Katie Daynes has written oodles of books for Usborne, from lifting the flaps on germs and poo, through things to spot in the sea and at school, to the life stories of Nelson Mandela and Marie Antoinette. She wrote My First Chess Book after being taught by her son, Joe Birks, who became the British Under 9 Chess Champion in 2017. She now lives in Yorkshire with her architect husband, two inquisitive children and a hamster called Toffee. When she’s not writing books, Katie likes walking on the blustery moors, meeting friends for coffee and playing competitive board games.


Shortlisted - The Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2014

The Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize celebrates the best science books designed for young readers. The judges said: 'This bite-sized Q&A book with informative illustrations is sure to satisfy inquisitive minds'.

Shortlisted - School Library Association Information Book Award

The SLA Information Book Award is an annual award designed to support school libraries and to reinforce the importance of non-fiction by highlighting the high standard of resources available. Lift-the-flap questions and answers about your body is shortlisted in the Under 7s category. The winner of the award will be announced in Autumn.

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“Best Children's Book I've Purchased This Year!”
My 6 year old son absolutely adores this book! He's read it cover to cover half a dozen times now - and he only received it yesterday. It is packed with info which is displayed in a child friendly, fun format. It is easily digested in bitesized facts and its humour is age appropriate. (He particularly enjoyed the "how is my food made into poo" fact!!) A wonderful purchase :)

Press reviews

“This bite-sized Q&A book with informative illustrations is sure to satisfy inquisitive minds, answering the kinds of questions young children have about their bodies in a fun lift-the-flap style.”
“...children (who have a zillion and one questions) can look through the book, and really dig into their anatomy revealing all the wonderful (and sometimes quite gross) nuggets of knowledge about their physiology.”


Visit the Usborne Quicklinks website for links to websites with video clips and activities that answer more why, what, where and how questions about your body.

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