Your Whole Body

From Your Head to Your Toes, and Everything in Between!

Children - Picture Book
44 Pages
Reviewed on 03/08/2022
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Reviewed by Jamie Michele for Readers' Favorite

Your Whole Body: From Your Head to Your Toes, and Everything in Between!, written by Lizzie DeYoung Charbonneau and illustrated by Misha Iver, is a children's educational picture book that provides a detailed look at the anatomy of the human body. Starting at the very top, readers are introduced to hair and all of its many colors and textures. Up next comes a comprehensive look at our facial components followed by the body, arms, hands, genitals, legs, and feet. Readers are given the technical terms for all of the external body parts and an explanation of what those parts are for, and what those parts are likely called by most.

The first thing that sets the positive tone for Your Whole Body is the artwork by Misha Iver. Iver breathes life into Lizzie DeYoung Charbonneau's words in a blended palette of neutrals and jewel tones with a style that is reminiscent of watercolor. The art is absolutely stunning. The children themselves are diverse in appearance and physical characteristics, and because there are little ones pictured that look like my daughter, she was able to connect in a way that isn't possible with other books. I love that Charbonneau does not do the usual brush past any of the body parts and I walked away learning something too. It was the first time this mama heard that the top of the ear is called the helix, that the white of the eye is the sclera, and what we generally refer to as the vagina is actually the vulva. This is a fantastic bit of kid-lit that does a great deal of heavy educational lifting in the simplest manner possible. Very highly recommended.