Friday, 25 October 2019

ReadItDaddy's Second Picture Book of the Week - Week Ending 25th October 2019: "Anatomicum (Welcome to the Museum Series)" by Dr Jennifer Z. Paxton and Katy Wiedemann (Big Picture Press / Wellcome Collection)

Our Second Book of the Week this week is a truly stunning delve underneath our own skins, in what has swiftly become our favourite of the fantastic "Welcome to the Museum" books.

"Anatomicum" by Dr Jennifer Z. Paxton and Katy Wiedemann peels back our outer layers for a look inside our truly amazing bodies.

From our skeletons through to our vital organs, our skin, our eyes, our teeth and our ears we are truly amazing - as are our bodies.

In this luxurious book, Jennifer has produced thoroughly intelligent and thought-provoking text to work alongside Katy's amazing anatomical illustrations, making this book feel like a classic Victorian anatomy book brought bang up to date in colour and detail.

As you've come to expect from the "Welcome to the Museum" series, you have front row seats in an exploration of our bodies, from the sublime to the grisly, the functional to the truly amazing.

Let's take a look inside at some of the gorgeous page spreads...

Why didn't the skeleton go to the dance? Because he had no body to go with!
Clearly labelled illustrations, with accompanying text that piques children's curiosity, this is a stunning piece of work indeed.

Ooch, me Alvioli!

Sum this book up a sentence: A fabulous, truly luxurious book about our bodies, inside and out, and our favourite addition to the "Welcome to the Museum" series.

"Anatomicum" by Dr Jennifer Z. Paxton and Katy Wiedemann is out now, published by Big Picture Press / Wellcome Collection (kindly supplied for review).