Favorite Book of the Week: Look Inside Your Body (a series)

Lucas – just turned two- is really into books right now. I love that. Finally, all our books, and all the books I’ve kept from my childhood are being read! I think it’s typical at his age, but there are generally 2-4 books that we read a week, over and over and over again. They become the favorite for the week, and then eventually get tucked behind the covers as a different book captures his interest and becomes the new book that we read over and over and over again. 

You get the idea.

I thought it would be fun to start showcasing these favorite book(s) of his each week. So, this will be a little series here on Mama Notes that highlights Lucas’s current must-have books that, for whatever reason, he’s loving right now. I think it will be fun to look back on what he loved and, hopefully this might give you a few ideas of new books to check out. Because we can never have enough children books, right?!


This book, Look Inside Your Body, was mine (or my brothers? in the family, whatever)  when I was younger. I’m so glad I kept it because now my son loves it! How cool is that? It’s meant for the 4-8 age range (or so it says) and that’s simply because the words and sentences are longer and more complicated. Because of that, Lucas and I mostly look at the pictures and talk about what we see. We talk about all the body parts and what being healthy is and basically, health/anatomy in a toddler version conversation. 

Pretty much the best thing- ever.

His favorite part is the page when the boys and girls going to the bathroom. And, on a different page there is a baby in a diaper that has leaked and he always laughs at it and says “uh-oh.” This opens up great conversation for the different between boys and girls (there is also a whole separate page to how boys and girls are different) and visuals of people going pee.

It’s a lot of pointing at pictures and talking about what’s going on. It’s hard cover which is awesome, and I think another reason why he loves it, because it’s easy for him to look at it- oh, and the size is pretty large too which is fun for him.

There are other books in this “poke and learn” series- we have a few others, too- and they are all super fun. This one however, is the favorite of the year. It’s fun to see him so interested and excited about the human body and how it works!

Have you read this book before? Do you have any other favorite body/anatomy books you can recommend for toddler ages? I’d love some recommendations! 

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

4 thoughts on “Favorite Book of the Week: Look Inside Your Body (a series)

  1. Thanks for this book suggestion. I think I will order it soon. I don't usually use books to teach anatomy. We use our own bodies. But I think I will look into it anyways.

  2. I would love to get this book. My daughter is 2 1/2 and knows where all her main body parts are (head, eyes, nose, fingers,feet etc) and she knows boys have a penis and girls have a vagina and that's what we call them. But I'll definitely have to find this book.

  3. This is awesome! So cool. I used to have a book like this when I was a kid…I don't remember the name of it…Maybe something like “where did I come from?” ha, in that case it was more a birds and the bees for kids type of book…we would sneak the book from my mom's room and look at the animated pictures of the naked mom and dad. Ha ha.

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