“Mom, do I have bum cells?” my three year old daughter asked me one night recently. Well, that was unexpected and yes, I suppose you do have bum cells, dear. I actually shouldn’t have been surprised by the question. My daughter was just recalling a concept she learned from the book Enjoy Your Cells.
Cancer biologist Fran Balkwill wrote Enjoy Your Cells along with three other titles in the series: Germ Zappers, Have a Nice DNA, and Gene Machines. The books feature captivating illustrations by Mic Rolph. I learned about the series while preparing to interview Dr. Balkwill (I’m a science writer and neuroscientist), and I’m so glad I did. Read more