This is one of those Ladybird books which I remember so vividly from my own childhood. It's a little bit different rom the rest of the nature series (536) in that it covers the human body in detail rather than other bits of nature.
Even as an adult reader, this book provides and excellent overview of the human body and its main functions and features. The diagrams also remind me of ones that I had to draw into my school GCSE biology notebook, especially the one of the digestive system. I'm not sure if the same illustrations were used in my school text books or if I'm just misremembering, but either way they're incredibly clear and easy to understand.
Everything is in here from the human skeleton and how it works, through to muscles, the central nervous system, the liver and kidneys and the reproductive systems. Being aimed at children there's also a section on good health and explaining why it's so important to take good care of your body through healthy eating, exercise and good hygiene.
So remember to do what you can to keep your body healthy over the festive season. This will be the last Ladybird Tuesday for 2013 so thank you to all of you that have joined in over the last 12 months. So many people tell me that they enjoy looking back at books from their childhood and seeing the vintage art work.
I've got some new plans for Ladybird Tuesday for next year. My collection is big enough to keep it going for at least another year, but I'm also working on how to bring the books to life a bit more. Watch this space…
If you have a collection of old Ladybird books then please feel free to join in with Ladybird Tuesday. There are no formal rules to follow, just leave a link to any post you write in the comments below and if you're feeling kind link back to my Ladybird Tuesday category here on Being Mrs C. Thanks!