A LOCAL author and illustrator was thrilled that one of his books was chosen as one of the £1 World Book Day books this year.

Kev Payne of Crediton, who is also Crediton's Town Crier, said that his book "Gross & Ghastly: Human Body", has been translated into Welsh by Mari George and was the World Book Day Book of Wales this year.

The book takes the reader on a stomach-churning journey exploring the gross and ghastly human body.

It is an alternative fun fact book for children who love any gross and bizarre facts.

Readers can have their minds blown by weird and wonderful things about poo, wee, sweat, diseases, bogies and lots more!

Did you know that the average person has around 10,000 tastebuds on their tongue?  Or can you guess the world's longest poo?

Learn about all these gross facts, with this fantastically gruesome activity book!

Packed with facts, puzzles and games, readers are sure to laugh-out-loud and cringe whilst having fun reading and learning about the human body.