Your body sports more hair than a gorilla. About 600 different species of bacteria are living in your mouth. Your head is full of holes. Back when you were a two-month-old embryo, you had a tail. Face it --- you are weird!
All these wonderfully weird body features make us human. They also show that we're part of an animal kingdom whose members share a lot more than the same planet. This book tackles those weird questions that everyone's curious about but nobody seems able to answer. What does your appendix do? What exactly are goose bumps and why do we get them? Why can some people wiggle their ears? You Are Weird answers these questions plus many more, backing up answers with the latest scientific theories. Take a guided tour around our oddball organs and freaky body functions that make us who we are --- wacky, wonderful and weird, weird, weird.
Diane Swanson is an award-winning writer of more than 70 books for children, especially nature and science. Originally from Alberta, she now resides in Victoria, British Columbia. She writes a bug column for YES magazine and is buggy about bugs.
... as visually attractive as it is informative ... sure to be an instant hit with any young reader ...—Quill & Quire
A fun and educational read, guaranteed to please!—CM Magazine
... this chatty, interactive humorous science book makes human physiology accessible and interesting ...—Booklist
[An] entertaining and informative book about body weirdness for kids of an age to be wondering (or worrying) about what their bodies might be up to.—The Globe & Mail
Sure to appeal to odd bods of all ages.—Kirkus Reviews