Our daughter was very excited when our hardcover copy arrived in the mail. As she is just learning to read books beyond basic sentences, she was happy to challenge herself with the text and facts in this book.
The characters inside the book are colorful people illustrated without any clothes - much like a simple cloth doll. They are mostly gender-less - although I would hope the older person illustrated is a grandfather and not a grandmother as he has bushy white eyebrows.
I like how the book addresses the parts of the body—like labeling the bones of the skeleton to an extent that children can understand the names. The same two pages discussing strong bones also point out that certain foods help bones grow and wearing appropriate sports gear protects one's bones when being active. So the book also contains reasonable advice for children to take care of their bodies.
Some of the other ways My Very First Body Book talks about caring of one's body includes:
- Exercising, both body and mind
- Staying clean
- Getting enough sleep