First off, the illustrations are wonderful. Children of all color are included, as are a little mouse and owl who help guide us along on the journey into the brain. The colors and illustrations are gorgeous, including the ones of the brain. And for parents who read the book to their kids, the big words are sounded out, for example: Cerebellum (SAIR-uh-bel-uhm) - great for those of us who may have forgotten.
Second off (is there such a thing as “second off”?), the writer knows the subject. Jo Ann Deak, Ph.D., is an educator and preventive psychologist. She takes the reader through important information about the brain: Is it an organ or a muscle? What are the different parts of the brain? What does each part do? How can you improve your brain? Is there a point at which you can no longer improve your brain?
Speaking for myself (certainly not any of you whom I’m sure remember all of your science and biology classes), this is a book for adults, as well as kids.
To top off the great points about Your Fantastic Elastic Brain, this book was printed on TerraSkin®, “a revolutionary new paper made from stone, infinitely recyclable and degradable, it requires no water, no bleach, and uses 50% less energy and 20-30%less ink than traditional paper…” Not only can you teach your child, grandchild, nephew or niece, about the brain, you can teach them about taking care of the environment.
Your Fantastic Elastic Brain
Little Pickle Press
I love this book from Little Pickle Press - and my kids are grown and I have no grandkids! I give Your Fantastic Elastic Brain a rating of Hel-of-a-Book.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~FTC Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by Little Pickle Press. This did not influence my review. Although I have no grandkids, I do have two adorable nephews. Next time they’re over, I’ll let them read this book. But I’m going to save it on my bookshelf just in case I have a grandchild someday to read to. Or maybe by that time, they’ll have to read it to me.