About Your Body; In the Bathroom
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Our front cover this month features an illutration by Mark Longworth for Gillian Cross's new paperback, The Revenge of the Demon Headmaster. Puffin publish this book in April 1995 (see the Gillian Cross Authorgraph for full details) and we are grateful to them for their help in using this illustration.
About Your Body
In the Bathroom
All kinds of things go on in the bathroom - it's a great place for scientific inquiry into everything from self to soap - an opportunity which Barbara Taylor seizes eagerly as she provides the scientific answers to 26 popular questions. So there's Archimedes, personal hygiene, hard and soft water, supply and sewerage, surface tension, condensation, basic plumbing (especially good on the tap-washer) and, of course, how the stripes get into toothpaste.
Our bodies are similarly multi-disciplinary testbeds and provide 26 more questions and answers (that's one a week for a whole year if you get both books). The same nice kids who washed and brushed in the bathroom show us their tongues, teeth and tummy buttons as we explore noticeable features of body function - from hairiness to heartbeat. This is an amiable pair from a series which also includes In the Kitchen and At the Seaside and should be good for all sorts of primary projects.