Outside-In: A Lift-the-Flaps Body Book by John Shelley
Originally published by Barron’s more than two decades ago, Claire Smallman’s child-friendly narrative tells kids about their bodies and how they work. For many seasons following its first publication, Outside-In was popular with parents and kids. Now, it’s back again in a new format, keeping the same text, but adding all-new and contemporary full-color illustrations on every page. Written in child-friendly language, Outside-In explains the human body’s skin, the function of breathing and the lungs, the structures of bones and teeth, eating and digestion, blood and circulation, and the body’s muscles. Boys and girls can lift flaps on many illustrations to see the body’s organs, bones, and muscles. Here’s a longtime favorite volume back again to educate a new generation of children.
Claire Smallman has taught biology and has written extensively for children on health and biology topics. She is currently an I.T. consultant for healthcare companies in the U.K. She lives in North London.
John Shelley debuted as an illustrator in London before settling for many years in Tokyo, where he worked on a broad range of illustration for the Japanese market and children's books for publishers in East and West. Bilingual in Japanese, he's a former member of SCBWI and co-founded the Tokyo chapter. After more than twenty years in Japan, Shelley eventually returned to the UK and currently lives in Norwich.