The Brain: Our Nervous SystemReviews
- Number of Pages: 32
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
Did you know that your brain (yes, even yours) is roughly the size of a sizable grapefruit? (Ages 8 and older) --Karin Snelson The Brain, written for ages 8 and older, is a solid launching pad for additional investigation of the organ that tends to make us who we are. Large, full-color photographs and illustrations show the fascinating, if slightly nauseating, areas in the human brain--a positron computed tomography (PCT) photo, for example, shows the dramatically different levels of visual stimulation to the brain when your eyes are open or closed. Author of much more than 150 children's books about science, including The Heart: Our Circulatory System, Muscles: Our Muscular System, and Bones: Our Skeletal System, Simon has a knack for piquing the curiosity of youngsters and clearly communicating scientific facts. Two to three paragraphs of big type per page, plus one full-bleed illustration per spread, assist make The Brain just the right amount of data for a single particular grapefruit-sized brain to take in. Kids will love understanding that our brains grow until we are 7 years old, that our spines have 33 vertebrae, and that our skulls are created from 28 bones. Award-winning author Seymour Simon clearly and skillfully exposes the several wonders of the brain and nervous technique in The Brain: Our Nervous System.
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