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2 New Kids Books by Mayo Clinic on Perfectionism and The Human Body


Check out these two wonderful books that  are releasing early next year by Mayo Clinic Press Kids, an imprint that creates empowering health and wellness content in partnership with pediatric experts. Proceeds from the sale of every book go to benefitting important medical research and education at Mayo Clinic.

I was sent copies of these books and they are perfect for teaching children about how the body works (The Human Body) and about how it’s okay to be different (The Perfect One). I personally think every school library should have these books. They are well written and relatable for children in a fun way. Learn more about these books below. Both are available on Amazon.

The Perfect One by Sue Lancaster, illustrated by Rocío Caputo & Diego Vaisberg

(Hardcover – February 6th, 2024)

Cami and Isa are very different sisters. 

Cami always wants to be perfect. She worries about it every single day! She follows all the rules, does all her homework on time, and never makes a fuss. 

Isa, on the other hand, is confident everything she does is perfect, even when it’s most definitely not. Her drawing on the wall? Perfect. Her bowling ball bouncing into the other lane? Perfect-er. 

When the two sisters face their own challenges at the first day of basketball camp, they realize there’s a lot they can teach each other. Featuring charming and humorous illustrations, The Perfect One shares gentle messaging about the importance of patience, practice, and supporting your siblings.

The perfect book for kids struggling with perfectionism, or any child that compares themselves to a sibling, The Perfect One helps children understand there’s no such thing as perfect—just being perfectly true to you. 

The Human Body by Ruth Redford, illustrated by Leandro Cunha 

(Paperback – January 2nd, 2024)

Take a journey inside the body—as an alien!

Hop aboard a flying saucer and travel alongside your alien guides who are on a mission to understand the wonders of human body systems. High-impact graphic art explores the circulatory system, the digestive system, the skeletal system, and more. 

Lively text introduces concepts such as what the body is made of and how it responds to stimuli such as broken bones, burns, and illnesses. From major organs to types of blood cells, story-driven text delivers expert-reviewed nonfiction information about the amazing human body and how it works to stay healthy. Get a close-up view of how a healthy body works to fight invaders like viruses. . .or spaceships.

A raucous graphic-format exploration of body systems with a twist.

About The Perfect One creators:

Sue Lancaster lives in London with her husband and two daughters. She has a degree in Media Studies at the University of East London. She grew up in Clacton on the coast of Essex and spent much of her childhood in or beside the sea, playing with her three cats, or being tormented by her two older brothers.

Diego Vaisberg is an Art Director and Illustrator at DGPH Illustration and Design Studio in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and illustration professor at Palermo University and collaborator at Universidad de Buenos Aires in graphic design. Vaisberg has over 20 years working on visual development, advertising and illustration for children's products.

Rocío Caputo works as an illustrator and visual development artist and is an Illustration and VisDev professor at Palermo University in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Caputo is truly passionate about sharing stories through her work and creating a deeper visual narrative.

About The Human Body creators:

Ruth Redford is a freelance editor and author based in the United Kingdom. She loves writing and researching nonfiction projects.

Leandro Cunha, born in Rio de Janeiro, is an illustrator and art director. Passionate about comics and animations, he brings to life charming characters from everyday life to imaginary worlds to captivate children and adults.


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