Quarto Books ~ “Illumanatomy”

The human body is amazing.  To think of all the awesome things our bodies do on a daily basis sometimes blows my mind.  And we take it for granted…..the fact that our heart beats, our lungs breathe for us and our brains can think and do many many tasks at once.  My kids are completely engrossed in learning anything to do with the human body.  They devour the books I find for them.  Even as an adult I still find myself learning a ton of information about how our bodies function just by teaching my children about it!

Quarto Books has a super cool book titled Illumanatomy.  The book comes with a magic three coloured lens that allows you to look inside the human body!! I know right?!  The red lens allows you to see the skeleton and bones, the green lens the muscles, and the purple lens the organs and blood vessels.  The book is divided into sections and includes chapters such as: The Mouth and Nose, The Heart, The Abdomen and The Head.  Each chapter gives you detailed information on that area of the human body.  The illustrations are absolutely stunning and were created by a design duo named Carnovsky from Milan.   Seriously, they’re amazing.

Kate Davies did the writing and it is easy to read and overflowing with excellent information.

Illumanatomy is great for older kids as it tells more than just “the heart pumps blood”.  It gives details such as “the Mitral valve stops blood flowing back into the left atrium”, and so much more! You absorb all this awesome information all while being visually stimulated by the illustrations.

My little three year old isn’t quite ready for the in depth information but he adores looking at the illustrations with the magic lens.  He asks me tons of questions and is soaking in everything he is learning.

This book goes beyond any other human body book that I have introduced to my kids.  I recommend it for anyone aged three to adult! 🙂




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  1. Illumanatomy looks like a book curious minds would love!

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    This looks like a great book for the kids, in fact I am pretty interested about it as well!!

  3. I know my granddaughter would love this book.

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The human body is a complex structure and it’s quite fascinating how every part of it works.

  5. kathy downey says:

    My grandkids would really enjoy this book !

  6. Such interesting information and illustrations!

  7. This looks like a wonderful book! I can see it being very interesting to browse through and learn with

  8. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Human Biology was one of my favourite subjects at school, it was so very interesting how everything in our bodies worked.

  9. Cheryl Grandy says:

    It sounds like Illumanatomy is a great book for the whole family.

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I also love the title of this book that’s been chosen, so appropriate.

  11. Looks like great book to learn about Human Body, coloured lens look cool!

  12. Debbie White Beattie says:

    This looks like a great teaching book

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