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How and Why Stuff Gets Popular

by Kira Vermond & Clayton Hanmer

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list price: $19.95
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ISBN:9781771473255
publisher: Owlkids Books Inc.
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Fads and trends: How do they start? Why do they spread? And how deep can their impact be? Although trends might seem trivial, if you dig deeper, you’ll find that our desire to chase the next big thing can have an even bigger impact than expected.

Established middle-grade author Kira Vermond and cartoonist Clayton Hanmer team up in this fun and accessible nonfiction look at fads. In four short chapters, the book explores what a fad is, how the latest crazes catch on, and what makes us jump on the bandwagon. Finally, it looks at the fascinating and even frightening effects of fads both modern and historic. Who knew the beaver pelt craze in 17th century Europe would change ecosystems, start wars, and disrupt life as people knew it?

Comic-strip illustrations, an upbeat tone, and reader-friendly text make this a fun and timely tool for young readers who are building critical-thinking skills in the age of fake news and a world gone viral.

About the Authors

Kira Vermond

KIRA VERMOND is an award-winning writer with over 1,000 articles to her name. She is a frequent contributor to the Globe and Mail, Chatelaine, and Today's Parent and is the author of The Secret Life of Money: A Kid's Guide to Cash, which was nominated for the Red Maple Award. She lives in Guelph, ON.
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Clayton Hanmer

CLAYTON HANMER is an award-winning illustrator and graphic artist. He writes and illustrates "CTON's Corner," a popular monthly feature in OWL Magazine. The winner of many industry awards, his work appears in such diverse publications as National Geographic Kids, The Walrus, and the New York Times. He lives in Toronto.
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Contributor Notes

KIRA VERMOND is an award-winning writer with over 1,500 articles to her name. She is a frequent contributor to the Globe and Mail and Chatelaine, and is the author of Why We Live Where We Live, which won the 2015 Norma Fleck Award, and Half-Truths and Brazen Lies: An Honest Look at Lying. She lives in Guelph, Ontario.
CLAYTON HANMER (aka CTON) is an illustrator whose energetic comic style has given him a broad range of clients from the New York Times to National Geographic Kids. He has illustrated several children's books and is the creator of 'What a Hoot', a regular comic in OWL magazine. Clayton lives in Toronto with his super awesome wife, amazing daughter and weird cat named Graphite.

Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
8 to 12
Grade:
3 to 7
Awards
  • Commended, A Junior Library Guild Selection

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