Every aspect of the brain - from its physical composition to its many functions is explored and depicted in this nonfiction picture book. A pair of mice (Wallace and Darwin) add humor and add sidebar content to the book. This has potential as a high interest / low readability title.
There is a ton of information that will make kids say "wow." It is also designed for various levels of reader: from the kid who can handle long paragraphs or the person who is more comfortable with one- or two-sentence paragraphs.
This is a book that you'll want to encourage your reader to take in pieces. It could easily overstimulate a developing reader.
My daughter loved the illustrations and laughed at Darwin and Wallace. She really liked how the drawings showed technology at work (like slicing the brain via an MRI).
This is one of those books that you jump around in. You don't have to read it front-to-back, and that actually makes for more time spent reading. The pages are jam-packed with information and imagery which may overwhelm some readers at first glance. There are plenty of speech bubbles help break break it down into manageable pieces.
This nonfiction picture book combines photos and drawings and uses a comic-book-like format to teach kids about the brain.
This is a book for learning about the brain and offers comparative information across species
10 and Up
6 to 12
Read by a 9-year-old girl.
Borrow. This is a perfect book for the school or classroom library, as it will likely be checked out a lot. Unless your child is into anatomy and science, this will be a book they read and then move on.