What to Read After... Dear Zoo 14/06/21
Argh! There’s a Skeleton Inside You!
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Quog and Oort are off to Kevin’s birthday party but – oh no! – their spaceship is broken. They turn to readers to help mend it by pushing and pulling, lifting and prodding. Ta da! It’s fixed!
Oort the gas cloud is so impressed at how helpful hands can be that he wants to take a closer look inside them. He shows Quog how bones stop our arms being wobbly, muscles give us strength, and nerves let us feel. Quog decides to grow some hands of his very own and the adventure ends with a fun party and a big high five.
This beautifully crafted story is the work of a genius, as it distils complex ideas into a fun story. It is thoroughly recommended for anyone looking to explore the world of science with young children, and is reminiscent of the wonderful (non-fiction) Okido series of science books for children.
There are lots of opportunities for children to get involved in the fun with Quog and Oort, making for a thoroughly engaging and exciting addition to any bookshelf.
This storybook is bright and bold with only a short sentence or two on each page and large encyclopedia-style illustrations of bones and muscles for curious children to pore over.