The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems About Our Parts

Illustrator: Greg Clarke

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Candlewick Press

Age 8+


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

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.


Allan Wolf's debut novel, "New Found Land" was named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year and an American Library Association Best Book for Young Adults, and was followed by "Zane's Trace". Allan regularly performs poetry all over America.

Greg Clark works as an editorial illustrator for magazines and has illustrated two other children's books.

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