Survive! Inside the Human Body, Vol. 1: The Digestive System

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"From volcanic burps to colonic bacteria, this comic-book ride through the human digestive system is a delirious joy." —Nature

Survive! Inside the Human Body, Volume 1 begins an epic journey through the human body with a look at the digestive system. This lively, full-color science comic explores Phoebe's insides after she accidentally swallows a microscopic ship. The only problem? Dr. Brain (the ship's eccentric inventor) and Phoebe's friend ...

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Overview

"From volcanic burps to colonic bacteria, this comic-book ride through the human digestive system is a delirious joy." —Nature

Survive! Inside the Human Body, Volume 1 begins an epic journey through the human body with a look at the digestive system. This lively, full-color science comic explores Phoebe's insides after she accidentally swallows a microscopic ship. The only problem? Dr. Brain (the ship's eccentric inventor) and Phoebe's friend Geo are on board!

Geo and Dr. Brain must avoid danger at every turn—like hazardous stomach acid and feeding parasites. (Ew!) Will they escape? You've got a front-row seat as they travel through Phoebe's esophagus, stomach, and intestines.

For ages 8+

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
01/27/2014
What better way to understand the human digestive system than to take a trip through it? Eager and curious Geo and scientist Dr. Brain shrink down to microscopic size and inadvertently venture through the digestive tract of Geo's tomboyish friend Phoebe, while Dr. Brain's harried assistant, Kay, desperately tries to alleviate the situation. The madcap plot and near-constant gags (no pun intended) deliver educational content in an entertaining fashion reminiscent of the Magic School Bus series, while the manhwa (Korean comics) form is sure to appeal to many readers. The creators aren't afraid to get technical (occasional "Survival Science" spreads discuss sphincter muscles, parasites, and more) or to indulge in bathroom humor ("Why are you looking for Geo in my poop?" a befuddled Phoebe asks Kay). Like the human body, where, as Dr. Brain emphatically proclaims, "even the smallest cell plays an important role," the book succeeds on the collective efforts of all those involved in its production, including translators and medical experts who reviewed its accuracy. Geo and Dr. Brain explore the circulatory and nervous systems in two subsequent titles, available simultaneously. Ages 7–up. (Nov.)
From the Publisher
"A wild ride. Positively clogged with scientific information." —Kirkus Reviews

"If you've got kids that are always curious and looking to learn new things, these are three gems that absolutely must be on your bookshelf." —GeekDad

"Outstanding. Fast-paced, light-hearted, and fun. It's all about the discovery and adventure!" —Confessions of a Science Librarian

"Abundant scientific information in a format that is appealing and exciting." —NSTA (National Science Teachers Association)
 
"The science is detailed and accurate and presents the workings of the the digestive, circulatory and nervous systems in a way likely to appeal to young minds." —COSMOS Magazine

Kirkus Reviews
2013-10-21
In a mix of comic-book panels and print, a wild ride through the digestive system is positively clogged with scientific information. Opening a trilogy originally published in Korean, the tale puts fussbudget Dr. Brain and reckless young Geo aboard a virus-shaped experimental craft that, à la The Fantastic Voyage, shrinks to microscopic size just in time to be inadvertently gobbled down by Phoebe--a cast member with dark skin, "jungle instincts" and a huge appetite. With Dr. Brain explaining in detail both anatomical features and what's coming next, he and Geo view extreme close-ups of Phoebe's mouth, esophagus and stomach as she chews and swallows. Then it's "ONWARD TO THE DUODENUM!" Narrowly surviving hazards from peristalsis to indigestion as they go, and blasting potential menaces from H. pylori bacteria to slavering hookworms, the voyagers nearly make it to Pheobe's anus before they're absorbed into the intestinal wall to set the stage for the next episode. Interspersed among the pages of high-action, manga-style pages of comic art are frequent spreads of conventional text that repeat and expand on Dr. Brain's adjacent lectures. The interlocking infodumps not only provide overviews of each stage of digestion (with side notes on topics like proper nutrition, sanitary practices and common diseases), but also identify, for instance, the three types of salivary glands, the specific anthelmintic drug for hookworm infestation, and fecal indicators of disease. Typecast characters aside, this heavy but nourishing banquet of facts will slide down easily thanks to the art's mix of often gross physical comedy and recognizably rendered anatomy. (index) (Graphic nonfiction. 11-14)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781593274719
  • Publisher: No Starch Press San Francisco, CA
  • Publication date: 11/7/2013
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 332,131
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gomdori co. gathers expert writers from various fields to create fun and informative stories for kids. Survive! Inside the Human Body was written by Suk-young Song.

Illustrator Hyun-dong Han studied manhwa (Korean comics) at the Department of Cartoon Art at Kongju National University. His debut series New Tales of the Nine Tailed Fox ran for six years and he's well known for his work on Ghost Tunes and the Survive! series.

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