An appealing original and imaginative introduction to anatomy and the nervous and digestive systems has been written and illustrated by an excellent technician whose eye for page planning and comparative objects makes the pictures texts in themselves. Two long sections first- on bones and muscles- give basic information and the ideas that will make it stick. The spine, for instance, is compared to a string of spools, the thorax to a cage and in the last two sections on the nervous and digestive systems facts are conveyed through more diagrams and overlays of familiar objects. A boy's figure is used throughout as the main model, and modernistic type faces and format are an added recommendation. Fine for supplementary school use.