You Blink Twelve Times a Minute: And Other Freaky Facts about the Human Body

Overview

Since your brain cells are the only cells in your body that are not replaced, you better keep them healthy. From strange ailments, hiccups, and snoring to medical marvels, this book puts a body of facts at your fingertips. It's time to put your feet up and exercise your brain!
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Overview

Since your brain cells are the only cells in your body that are not replaced, you better keep them healthy. From strange ailments, hiccups, and snoring to medical marvels, this book puts a body of facts at your fingertips. It's time to put your feet up and exercise your brain!
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Shirley Nelson
Track stars might be surprised to learn that their fastest muscles are actually the ones that cause the eyes to blink. Young girls will pity the English girl with 25 middle names. How could she remember them all? Children will not complain of bad tasting medicine after learning that powdered mummy, crushed jewels, urine, and even a live frog were once often used as cures. On a more serious note, most of the deaths of soldiers in the Civil War came from disease, not battle. Reading about early medicine may cause young people to be more appreciative of modern medicine. Facts appear in boxes on colorful, illustrated pages. The format is a bit busy, but young readers will delight in sharing these fun facts with their peers and adults. As with other books in the "Freaky Facts" series, a glossary, index, and list of sources are included. Reviewer: Shirley Nelson
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781404841215
  • Publisher: Capstone Press
  • Publication date: 7/1/2008
  • Series: Freaky Facts Series
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 1,003,580
  • Age range: 8 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 4.70 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Seuling was born in Brooklyn, New York. She spent many years as a children's book editor, publishing her first book at that time. Since then, she has also written The Teeny Tiny Woman, which she also illustrated, Winter Lullaby, and Oh No, It’s Robert.

Barbara is a member of the board of advisors of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She is also the founder and director of The Manuscript Workshop, a workshop for writers of children’s books.

Barbara has received the Christopher Medal and the Award of the American Institute of Graphic Artists.

Barbara lives in New York City and has a country home in Vermont.

Growing up in a small town with no cable (and parents who were teachers), reading was the only thing to do. Since then, Christianne Jones has read about a bazillion books and written more than 50. Christianne works as an editor and lives in Minnesota with her husband and three daughters.

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