The Blood Hungry Spleen

Have you ever wondered what some of your body parts do? How many times a year your heart beats? How big your small intestines are? Which of your muscles looks most like a slug? Certain to appeal to elementary-school children, these thirty-four humorous, anatomically accurate poems explore the workings of our bodies with great verve and enthusiasm — and plenty of outrageous illustrations.

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“Makes a terrific and enriching addition to any life-science course and a charming gateway into deeper discussions of the body.”
School Library Journal

“Expect giggles”

“Science and literature have rarely blended so merrily.”
Washington Post

“sure to tickle the funny bone”
Publisher’s Weekly

“Allan Wolf’s The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems About Our Partsis a perfect example of poetry¹s ability to enhance content area study. Readers learn about the functions of bodily organs and systems in poems that are delightful, engaging, and factual.”
The Reading Teacher