Hugely entertaining and wildly offbeat, Bloody Moments combines engaging, humorous text with illustrations that at once set the tone for the book. Join Mabel on an adventure into the past and through the hilarious, amazing, disgusting but true discoveries in the history of medicine. Go back to the times before antibiotics and anesthetics, to bloodletting and leeches; learn about digestion through a 6-inch gunshot wound; stumble upon the idea of vaccinations; or drift gently into Alexander Fleming’s germ plate and the discovery of penicillin. All these events are accompanied by slightly bent illustrations and text that is funny to the bone.
“Hilarious off-the-wall chronicle of all things medical from a kid’s point of view. ” —Vancouver Province
“Bloody marvelous. ”—The National Post
“This book is hugely entertaining, while being very ‘out-of-the-box’ in its approach . .. Harvey’s illustrations definitely add to the hilarious spirit . ..”—Philadelphia Times
“. .. the grossest, sickest, most disgusting children’s book to cross my sight. It’s also one of the best. ”—Halifax Daily News
“. .. a fascinating collection . .. the facts are undeniably compelling . ..”—School Library Journal
“What a hilarious, innovative book! It's a creative and ingenious way to let kids learn about medical history. ”—The First Coast Parent, USA