Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It

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March 4th Incorporated, Nov 10, 2015 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages

Did you know you can stretch and grow your own brain? Or that making mistakes is one of the best ways your brain learns? Just like how lifting weights helps your muscles get stronger, trying new things without giving up—like finding the courage to put your face in the water the first time you’re at a pool—strengthens your brain. Next time, your brain will remind you that you overcame that fear, and you will be braver! 

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain has sold over 250,000 copies and won six awards: The Mom’s Choice Gold Award; The Moonbeam Gold Award for Non-Fiction Picture Book; The Pewter Gold Ink Award for Distinguished Printing; The Parent’s Choice Silver Award for Interior Design, Children’s/Young Adult; The Nautilus Silver Award for Children’s Non-Fiction; The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Winner for Interior Design, Children’s/Young Adult. It was also honored as a Next Generation Indie Award Finalist for Children’s/Juvenile Nonfiction.

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User Review  - NMiller22 -

Interesting text and illustrations provide information about the human brain, discussing what it is, its different parts, how it grows, and its role in controlling various parts and functions of the body. Read full review

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User Review  - sweetiegherkin -

This is a fantastic picture book introduction into the science behind your brain -- the parts of the brain, how it functions, etc. Your guide through the book is a pair of talking animals (an owl and ... Read full review

About the author (2015)

As a consultant to schools worldwide on issues of brain development and gender equity, author JoAnn Deak, Ph.D., and illustrator Sarah Ackerley, have crafted a fun and engaging introduction to the anatomy and functions of the brain that will empower each young reader to S-T-R-E-T-C-H and grow their Fantastic, Elastic Brain!