Author(s): Idan Ben-Barak
A funny picture book about a fascinating concept in science by the highly successful duo who brought us Do Not Lick This Book (it's full of germs) - the award-winning author of Small Wonders, and the animator behind the wildly successful video 'Dumb Ways to Die'.
Quog and Oort are on their way to Kevin's birthday party. Unfortunately, their spaceship has crashed. Pick up this book to lend them a hand!
An interstellar exploration of hands and what's inside them, from the award-winning creators of the internationally successful Do Not Lick This Book.
Meet Oort and Quog, two little aliens who need your help! Their ship has lost its engine and they don’t have hands! With the reader's help, Oort and Quog learn about how bodies work - from the bones that keep bodies upright, to muscles making you strong, and how nerves help you feel things. They also get their spaceship back in the sky and ready to go to their pal Kevin’s birthday.
Argh! There’s a skeleton inside you! is an interactive story filled with interesting information about how bones, muscles and nerves all connect together. When placed on certain pages the aliens can scan a hand to see what’s inside. The book also includes a helpful step by step guide to growing your own hands (should you wish to follow in Quog’s footsteps).
A great introduction for young readers on the mechanics of bodies, told through hilarious alien observations, Argh! There’s a skeleton inside you! Is another wonderful book by Idan Ben-Barak and illustrator Julian Frost, the pair who also created Do not lick this book*.
Idan Ben-Barak holds a BSc in medical science, an MSc in microbiology, and a PhD in the history and philosophy of science. His first book, Small Wonders: How Microbes Rule Our World has been published around the world and won the 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru SB&F (Science Books and Films) Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Young Adult category. An excerpt from his book, Why Aren't We Dead Yet? The Survivor's Guide to the Immune System, was runner-up for the 2015 Bragg UNSW Press Prize for Science Writing. Idan lives in Melbourne with his wife and two children.
Julian Frost is an illustrator, designer and animator. He received worldwide acclaim for his animation 'Dumb Ways to Die' which has had close to 150 million views since it was uploaded on YouTube in 2012. With his illustration work for kids, Julian loves using likeable silliness in the service of communicating serious information. He lives in Melbourne.