A great non-fiction series!

Farm Anatomy book cover
Nature Anatomy Book Cover
Food Anatomy book cover
Ocean Anatomy book cover

The Anatomy books by Julia Rothman are worth exploring.  The author/illustrator takes a wide field of study and fills each page with interesting facts surrounded by charming and informative illustrations and diagrams.  You come away with a sense of wonder and a lot of knowledge about the natural world.  And it's all so easy and enjoyable to take in!

Farm Anatomy is your guide to the curious parts and pieces of rural living. Dissecting everything from tractors and pigs to fences, hay bales, crop rotation patterns, and farm tools, Rothman gives an entertaining tour of the details of country life. You will learn the shapes of squash varieties, the parts of a goat, how a barn is constructed and what makes up a beehive.  Almost every aspect of farm life is covered.

Nature Anatomy explores the natural world.  Landforms and habitats, ecosystems and the water cycle, and the plant and animal world are all examined.  You can learn the anatomy of a jellyfish as well as the different types of bird feathers and how to identify bird eggs.  The book is nature, illustrated - something like a scientist's journal.

Food Anatomy is the third book in Anatomy series. Rothman starts with an illustrated history of food and ends with a global tour of street eats. Along the way, you'll learn short-order egg lingo, identification and uses of a variety of kitchen utensils and a menu of how people around the planet serve fried potatoes. 

I encourage to explore these enticing titles and other books by Julia Rothman.  You can find them in the library catalog in print and electronic format.  You may also enjoy her website, where you can explore more of her extraordinary work. 

Originally Posted by JeanH on July 10, 2020

By Blogger on June 2, 2021