Random Body Parts: Gross Anatomy Riddles in Verse

Leslie Bulion (Author) Mike Lowery (Illustrator)


Take a free-form trip though the human body with these humorous riddle poems.
Which body part, if spread out flat, would cover a tennis court? Stretched end to end, which body parts would wrap four times around the equator? What's the hardest substance in the human body?
In these pages you will discover the astonishing answers to these questions --and many more! Put your cerebral cortex to work. Follow the anatomical, poetic, and visual clues to make a guess, then read the science notes to check your powers of riddle reasoning. You'll even find hints from the greatest poet of them all --William Shakespeare!

Product Details

Peachtree Publishing Company
Publish Date
March 01, 2015
7.16 X 0.35 X 8.37 inches | 0.51 pounds

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About the Author

Leslie Bulion is the author of several children's books, including Uncharted Waters, The Trouble With Rules, and Fatuma's New Cloth, winner of the African Studies Association's 2002 Children's Africana Books. She lives in Connecticut.
Mike Lowery is a professor of illustration at the Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta and has illustrated several books for young readers.


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