Kay's Marvellous Medicine

Adam Kay

About the book

The hilarious history book for kids, all about the human body, from bestselling, record-breaking author and illustrator Adam Kay and Henry Paker.

The olden days were pretty fun if you liked wearing chainmail or chopping people's heads off.

But there was one TINY LITTLE problem back then . . . doctors didn't have the slightest clue about how our bodies worked.

It's time to delve into history and get some answers to some big questions, like:

Why did patients gargle with wee?Why did people used to get paid for farting? (Unfortunately that’s no longer a thing – sorry.)How did a doctor save people's lives using a washing machine, a can of beans and some old sausages?What was the great stink? (No, it's not what doctors call your bum.)
If you're sure you're ready, then pop a peg on your nose (there was a lot of stinky pus back then), pull on your wellies (there was a lot of poo there too), wash your hands (because they certainly didn't) and explore this gross and gruesome history of the human body!

Praise for Kay's Anatomy:
'An enjoyably gross look at the human body. Hours of gruesome fun guaranteed' - i
'Like listening to a teacher who makes pupils fall about' - Sunday Times
'Totally brilliant!' - Jacqueline Wilson
'Fun and informative' - Malorie Blackman
'Very funny - this exciting book is bound to inspire the next generation of medics' -Sunday Express

Publication Date
21 July 2022


Book Type
Paperback / softback


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