Book excerpt

What Body Part Is That?

A Wacky Guide to the Funniest, Weirdest, and Most Disgustingest Parts of Your Body

Andy Griffiths, Illustrated by Terry Denton

Square Fish

1. Head
 
Your head sits on top of your neck.
It has seven holes: two eye holes, two ear holes, two nose holes, and one cake hole.
You put pictures into your eye holes, sounds into your ear holes, air into your nose holes, and cakes into your cake hole. (You can also put a wide variety of healthy fresh fruits and vegetables into your cake hole, but I mostly use mine for cake.)
That is all there is to know about your head.
A&T’S FUN BODY PART FACT #1
In ancient times, there was a race of people who used to carry their heads under their arms.
2. Hair
Hair is a hairy hair-like growth called “hair.” It grows mostly out of a heady head-like growth called your “head,” which grows out of a necky neck-like growth called your “neck,” which grows out of a bodily body-like growth called your “body.”
The bodily body-like growth called your “body” also has lots of hair, but nowhere near as much as the heady head-like growth called your “head.”
That is all there is to know about hair.
A&T’S FUN BODY PART FACT #2
In ancient times, people used to grow their hair really long and wrap it around their bodies because clothes hadn’t been invented yet.

 
copyright © 2011 by Backyard Stories Pty Ltd.
Illustrations copyright © 2011 by Terry Denton
ANDY GRIFFITHS is the New York Times–bestselling author of Killer Koalas From Outer Space, The Big Fat Cow that Goes Kapow, and The Cat on the Mat is Flat. He lives in Australia.

TERRY DENTON has worked with Andy on many books, including Killer Koalas From Outer Space and The Big Fat Cow that Goes Kapow. He lives in Australia with his wife and three kids.