Inside the human body

Gomdori Co

Book - 2013

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vol. 2: 1 / 1 copies available
vol. 3: 0 / 1 copies available
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Children's Room j612/Inside v. 3 Due Jul 16, 2022
Series
Survive!
Subjects
Genres
Graphic novels
Published
San Francisco, Calif. : No Starch Press c2013.
Language
English
Item Description
Includes index.
Physical Description
3 vol. p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm
ISBN
9781593274719
1593274718
9781593274726
1593274726
9781593274733
1593274734
Corporate Author
Gomdori Co (-)
  • v. 1. The digestive system
  • v. 2. The circulatory system
  • v. 3. The nervous system.
Review by Publishers Weekly Reviews

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.) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC

Review by PW Annex Reviews

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.) [Page ]. Copyright 2014 PWxyz LLC

Review by Publisher Summary 1

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.Have you ever wondered...–How antacids work?–How our bodies break down food and absorb nutrients?–Why we have sphincters?–How the stomach protects itself from its own acid?–How doctors cure patients who have parasites living in their digestive systems?–Why we have trillions of friendly microbes living inside of us?For ages 8+Translated by Army Chung

Review by Publisher Summary 2

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.Have you ever wondered...&;How antacids work?&;How our bodies break down food and absorb nutrients?&;Why we have sphincters?&;How the stomach protects itself from its own acid?&;How doctors cure patients who have parasites living in their digestive systems?&;Why we have trillions of friendly microbes living inside of us?For ages 8+Translated by Army Chung