This super funny, punny, and fact-filled book about bodies will have kids cracking up as they learn. Mindy and Guy Raz' personalities from their podcast translate well onto the page in Wow in the World: The How and Wow of the Human Body. Mindy, as the messy, risk-taking, wild-idea scientist, and Guy, as the methodical, safety-minded, nerdy science "Guy," are fantastic narrators. Kid fans of the podcast will love "seeing" cartoon Mindy and Guy in action, as well as finding Reggie the pigeon on nearly every page. Illustrator Jack Teagle's pictures capture the authors' love for the silly, the gross, and the scientifically accurate.
Humor is everywhere, but it's really the fascinating, wonder-inspiring science that's the subtle driving force of this well-researched tome. Most kids will be able to see themselves and their lives in this book, too, given illustrations of people with many skin colors, gender representations, and abilities, as well as a wide variety of couples and a jargon-less blurb about the complexity of gender identity. An excellent anatomy and physiology guide for kids, this book will be an especially big hit with future doctors and nurses, non-fiction lovers, and fans of the podcast.