Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It


During the first ten years of your life your brain is growing, just like you. Each part plays a different role and its up to you to help it be as full as possible. When you find something that's "hard," that's a clue to the part of the brain that needs stretching.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

Fun illustrations, humor, and lots of practical examples help kids understand how their brain works ... and how the various parts work together for thinking, motion, and even feelings.

Content Awareness Factors:


Little Kid Reaction

"This is awesome, Mom." We thought she was just looking at the book, but when we sat down to read it together, she could tell us information from the pages before we had a chance to read them. Our daughter also loved the sidebar comments from the mice.

Parent Reaction

Absolutely fascinating. There are lots of big concepts but Dr. Deak has brought them into focus for young kids. They can easily grasp the idea of having to stretch and that when something is hard it means you need to spend a little extra focus on it. We don't often comment on the quality of the materials, but they are exceptional and the pages are actually "soft."

Type of Book:
This nonfiction picture book dissects the brain by form and function.
Educational Themes:

This is a wonderful introduction into how our brain works and there are plenty of opportunities to \"test\" the content with activities from writing to jumping.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
9 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
6 to 10
Age of child:
Read by a 9-year-old girl.
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a wonderful book that you AND your kids will come back to. It is a definite must-have for school and public libraries.

Title Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It
Author JoAnn Deak, Ph.D.
Publisher Little Pickle Press © 2010
Illustrators Sarah Ackerley
ISBN 9780982993804
Material Hard Cover
Cost $17.95
Genres Science
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