Kay's Anatomy

Kay's Anatomy

A Complete (and Completely Disgusting) Guide to the Human Body

Summary

THE RECORD-BREAKING NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER FROM THE UK'S BESTSELLING NON-FICTION AUTHOR.

Discover all the weird and wonderful things that go on inside your body with Adam Kay. Covers key stage 2 / 3 human biology syllabus (in a slightly repulsive way).

'Hilarious and fascinating! I wish Adam had been my biology teacher' - Konnie Huq

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.

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

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

'Absolutely packed with facts... Entertaining and highly informative' - Daily Mail

'As brilliant, and revolting, as the human body it celebrates' - The i newspaper

'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

Reviews

  • [An] enjoyably gross look at the human body. Hours of gruesome fun guaranteed.
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About the authors

Adam Kay

Adam Kay is an award-winning writer and former non-award-winning junior doctor. His first book, This is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor, was a Sunday Times number-one bestseller for over a year and has sold over 2.5 million copies. It has been translated into 37 languages, was the winner of four National Book Awards, including Book of the Year, and has been adapted into a major comedy drama for BBC/AMC starring Ben Whishaw. His second book, Twas the Nightshift Before Christmas, was an instant Sunday Times number-one bestseller and sold over 500k copies in its first few weeks. His compilation, Dear NHS, raised over £400k for charity. His new memoir Undoctored: The Story of a Medic Who Ran Out of Patients is published in September 2022. His first children's book, Kay's Anatomy, was published in October 2020 and became the fastest-selling children's general non-fiction hardback of the decade and rights across Kay's Anatomy and Kay's Marvellous Medicine have now been sold in 28 languages.
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Henry Paker (Illustrator)

Henry Paker is an award-winning comedian, writer, illustrator and cartoonist. Widely acclaimed, The Guardian have declared him "one of the funniest men on the planet". Henry has illustrated both of Adam's previous children's books, Kay's Anatomy and Kay's Marvellous Medicine. This is his first picture book.
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