Everything You Know About the Human Body is Wrong!

Everything You Know About the Human Body is Wrong!

By Author / Illustrator

Emma Young, Maribel Lechuga


Non Fiction

Age range(s)



Nosy Crow








Curious readers will quickly become experts with this informative, inventive and entertaining take on a human body book!

Do you know everything there is to know about the body? Humans have all of the answers about how it works, right?  Well, this book is here to show you that you're WRONG! But don't worry, even the experts can't be right all the time . . .  So, let's uncover the truth! From breathtaking brain tricks to awesome undiscovered senses, discover how everything you think you know about the human body is actually untrue in this in-depth, ingenious book.

With fascinating, friendly and easy-to-understand text written by award-winning science journalist Emma Young and amazingly detailed colour artwork on every page, this beautifully produced hardback gift book with an stunning tactile cover will impress readers of any age.

Also available in this series: Everything You Know About Dinosaurs is Wrong!, Everything You Know About Minibeasts is Wrong!, and Everything You Know About Sharks is Wrong!

Praise for Emma Young:  'Accessible and fun ... truly a kind of genius!' Bill Bryson



A quick look at the Contents page of Everything You Know About the Human Body is Wrong! is immediately intriguing: surely identical twins are identical, and don't fingernails continue to grow after we die? Even by page 6, where the first myth is outlined, my misconceptions are being challenged. Humans, the author tells us, did not evolve from apes. In fact, virtually every page has new surprises.

I liked the inclusion of acts that can be taken as encouragement eg: self-control and grit are as important as high scores; early disadvantage in development doesn't necessarily lead to lifelong limitations; if you're upset by nightmares, find a trusted adult to talk to; and finally, be curious - it will be the springboard to more myth-busting discoveries in the future.

Indeed, I liked every aspect of this book: its concept, the design, the illustrative style, the end papers, the bright, tactile cover, the choice of 'myths' to explore, and the inclusion of both glossary (with pronunciation tips) and index. A great book for the school library non-fiction shelves, but equally a super gift to keep as it will hold its interest for a long time and probably prompt further enquiry. Highly recommended.

64 pages / Reviewed by Jane Rew, school librarian

Suggested Reading Age 7+


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