Human Body Theater By Maris Wicks

I received this galley in consideration for an honest review.

Human Body Theater By Maris WicksHuman Body Theater by Maris Wicks
Published by Macmillan on October 6, 2015
Genres: Graphic Novel, Non-Fiction

Welcome to the Human Body Theater, where your master of ceremonies is going to lead you through a theatrical revue of each and every biological system of the human body! Starting out as a skeleton, the MC puts on a new layer of her costume (her body) with each "act." By turns goofy and intensely informative, the Human Body Theater is always accessible and always entertaining. Maris Wicks is a biology nerd, and by the time you've read this book, you will be too! Harnessing her passion for science (and her background as a science educator for elementary and middle-school students), she has created a comics-format introduction to the human body that will make an expert of any reader -- young or old!


When Human Body Theater showed up on my doorstep, I thought it was going to be a fun, but fictional, graphic novel.  It’s actually an amazing and educational book that my entire family, children and adults, have enjoyed immensely.  The illustrations are engaging and present the information in a format that makes very complex processes easy to understand.  I found the book to be fascinating and my kid, who are early elementary, begged me to read it to them at night.  It combines hard science with fun art and the result is a book that I have really enjoyed reading.  Human Body Theater doesn’t come out until October, but I wanted to put it on your radar because it would make an excellent gift for a science teacher, or any biology nerds you may know. Anyone who is fascinated with the human body would love this book.  The publisher gave me permission to share a few samples so you can see for yourself.  (Double click on the photo to enlarge.)


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About Maris Wicks

Maris Wicks lives in sunny Somerville, Massachusetts. She is the author behind Human Body Theater, as well as the illustrator of New York Times Bestselling Primates, with Jim Ottaviani. Wicks has also created comics for Spongebob Comics, DC and Marvel. When she’s not making comics, Wicks works as a program educator at the New England Aquarium.


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