Book Review: Explore the Human Body by Luann Colombo


Explore the Human Body

We love to read!

As we’re finishing up the Big Book of Why and our ritual of reading two pages every night, we have decided to dive into our next book a little early.

Explore the Human Body by Luann Colombo is educational, interesting, and well-made. The  3-D human body visual is perfect for referencing each of the major systems discussed throughout the book. The language is easy to follow, even for kids younger than 8 years old (listed range). V is 4.5 years old and he was able to understand a majority of it. There were a few words he was unsure of, but it was a great learning opportunity to add onto his budding vocabulary.

There is quite a bit of information in this book, so V and I decided it was best we learn only one system each night (1-2 pages). More than that would be information overload, and that too, right before bedtime.

I’m having fun getting refreshed on human anatomy along with my little munchkin. Oh, how I have always loved this subject. If you want to know more about my career choices and why I did not end up in the field of medicine, you can peruse through my musings on Elephant Journal.

Anyway, I picked up our copy from Costco back in December (grabbed the last copy!), however, it looks like it is available for pre-order on You can secure your copy at the link below:

Happy reading to you and your little loves! “Today a Reader, Tomorrow a Leader”- Margaret Fuller



Book Review- Big Book of Why: 1,001 Facts Kids Want to Know


My husband and I try to read to our kids everyday. We’ve read to them since they were just little peanuts, growing inside my belly. There are so many benefits to reading to children from an early age: bonding time, increased vocabulary and instilling a love for learning are only a few.

We recently gifted our 4 year old a new book called TIME for Kids BIG Book of Why: 1,001 Facts Kids Want to Know

He loves to ask “Why?” (most kids do!) and in general, enjoys learning new facts. This book has answers to all sorts of questions like why do dogs have wet noses to why do we get hiccups. The age range is 8+ (Grade 3), but it’s completely worth it to pick this one up for younger children and read it to them. There’s so much to learn in this book and the pictures to go along with the facts are fantastic.

We began a new ritual of reading two new pages each night. We both learn something new from this book! He is enjoying it and truthfully, so am I. There are quite a bit of interesting facts in this gem.

TIME for Kids has also published Big Book of How, which will be next on our list. Happy Reading!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss