It’s All in Your Head introduces readers to the mysteries and wonders of the brain and its myriad connections to the outside world through the senses, emotions, memory and thought. Using examples that kids can easily relate to (like a jelly bean taste test), and an interactive approach (Left Brain and Right Brain Workouts), the very latest scientific knowledge available on the subject of the brain is thoroughly explored. Features of the book include “Try This” experiments for hands-on learning, “Brain Benders” to get deductive muscles working at full power, and a “Users Guide to the Brain” provides a simple and accurate map of this mass of grey matter.
A kids’ book about the brain? Probably only long-time science journalist Jay Ingram and Sylvia Funston, former editor-in-chief of Owl and Chickadee magazines, could pull this off.
It’s All in Your Head presents brain function in an engaging fashion, with frequent asides to maintain interest.
Written with humor and wit, and brilliantly illustrated.
Each section includes activities and brain benders that will appeal to children of all ages…The information is current and relevant and could be used to address or complement several curriculum expectations, from the five senses in Grades 2 and 3 to other health topics in the older grades.
Such an inventive combination of information and image makes this a kind of comic book that you can’t help learning from. Yet another in a series of truly reliable and pleasurable science books from Owl.
Books like [It’s All In Your Head: A Guide to Your Brilliant Brain] lift science from its dry and factual flowerbed.
Science was never this fun when I was a kid. This superb book, which is guaranteed to make the brain come alive, is highly recommended.
It’s All in Your Head gives extensive coverage of the complicated topic of the brain, while bringing it to life with wonderful eye-catching cartoon style illustrations and snippets of information lining the margins that capture the reader’s attention.
Together, Funston and Ingram have created a fascinating compendium of facts about the function of the human brain, and have made it most appealing to children. The variety of colorful and humorous illustrations by Gary Clement, along with several excellent photographs, combine to create strong visual appeal.
As you read [It’s All in Your Head], you’ll have fun, do some brain research on yourself, and discover answers to questions you didn’t even know you had…this 64-page paperback book explores all the major parts of our brains with beautiful illustrations and photos.
Full of hands-on experiments and brain bender tests, this book is so engaging that parents may learn a few things themselves.
Funston and Ingram write in a clear, easy-to-understand style.
This excellent introduction should be a first purchase for most libraries.
An excellent book definitely worthy of this year’s (1994) Science in Society Children’s Book Award.
Activities, tricks and brain-teasers keep the book’s fun-level high.
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