Henry Paker

Kay’s Anatomy
  • Kay’s Anatomy


    'Totally brilliant!' - Jacqueline Wilson

    'If only this funny and informative book had been around when I was too embarrassed to teach my kids about bodily functions' - David Baddiel

    'The sort of book I would have loved as a child' - Malorie Blackman

    'Hilarious and fascinating!' - Konnie Huq

    'Like listening to a teacher who makes pupils fall about' - The Times

    'Hours of gruesome fun guaranteed' - i

    'This is brilliant. I'm not jealous that I didn't write it at all. No, not one little bit.' - Dr Ranj Singh

    'Much funnier and more informative and more gross than Gray's Anatomy... I highly recommend for anyone' Dr Xand van Tulleken

    'Adam Kay helped deliver my son, and ten years later he's just politely taught him the process that led to it. I can't help but feel that Adam is doing all my work for me.' - Danny Wallace

    The hilarious first children's book from the UK's bestselling non-fiction author.

    Do you ever think about your body and how it all works? Like really properly think about it? The human body is extraordinary and fascinating and, well . . . pretty weird. Yours is weird, mine is weird, your maths teacher's is even weirder.

    This book is going to tell you what's actually going on in there, and answer the really important questions, like:

    Are bogeys safe to eat? Look, if your nose is going to all that effort of creating a snack, the least we can do is check out its nutritional value. (Yes, they're safe. Chew away!)

    And . . .

    How much of your life will you spend on the toilet? About a year - so bring a good book. (I recommend this one.)

    So sit back, relax, put on some rubber gloves, and let a doctor take you on a poo (and puke) filled tour of your insides. Welcome to Kay's Anatomy*.

    *a fancy word for your body. See, you're learning already.

    Covers key stage 2 / 3 human biology syllabus (in a slightly repulsive way).

Adam Kay is a multi-award-winning writer, comedian and former doctor. His first book, an undergraduate textbook called Rapid Obstetrics and Gynaecology didn't do particularly well, but his next two did rather better. This is Going to Hurt has sold over two million copies, been translated into 37 languages, and is the bestselling narrative nonfiction title of the decade, spending over a year at number one in the Sunday Times bestseller chart. It is soon to be a major BBC comedy-drama. His follow-up, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas, sold over 500,000 copies in the last three months of 2019, and saw him become the first author to have simultaneous Sunday Times number ones for both hardback and paperback nonfiction titles.

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