“That is a tendon”, I said, “It connects the muscle to the bone”. He then proceeded to ask about his forearm bones and because he was game I pointed out his ear cartilage, and leg muscles. He walked away doing his silly strong man act. But I got the message loud and clear. Not a future engineer as formally predicted. With this kind of anatomical curiosity he is most certainly a future doctor! If you know me you know I jump on my children’s scholarly curiosities with drive, usually in the form of a library request list but for this very special occasion nothing less than a purchase would do!
The book? Uncover the Human Body: An Uncover It Book by Luann Colombo and Jennifer Fairman.
We have paged thought this book a bunch of times at the bookstore. It is very unique. Each page has a human shaped die-cut center to accommodate the molded anatomical model visible from every page. All the systems and organs of the body are separate, perfectly detailed molded plastic pieces. As you turn a page some parts travel with the page revealing more anatomy.
It never ended up making the cut but I honestly don’t know why. It is the coolest anatomy book ever and I know this because today I did the research! The fact that it is illustrating a very complex three-dimensional subject with annotated layers of three-dimensional pieces makes perfect sense.
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This book is in fact part of a successful series of anatomy books which includes such animals as a shark, tiger, and a frog. In my opinion this is how all frogs should be dissected going forward!
If this works out, wink, wink, it will be the best 12 dollars and 89 cents investment I have ever made. Wish me luck molding my future doctor and definitely check out these books!