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Your Fantastic, Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It

Your Fantastic, Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It

by JoAnn Deak, Sarah Ackerley
     
 

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

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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!

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!

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Story Circle Reviews
Story Circle Book Reviews: “The book explains to our children, in easily understood language, pictures and concepts, what the brain is all about, so that an 8-year-old boy could learn much about his skills, his abilities and his potential ... For the early readers, this book will be delightful in the new words and concepts the child can absorb AND understand while reading to themselves.” ~ Laura Strathman Hulka, Story Circle Book Reviews”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780982993804
Publisher:
Little Pickle Press, Inc.
Publication date:
12/13/2010
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
33,793
Product dimensions:
10.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
870L (what's this?)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Read an Excerpt

"Like elastic bands that S-T-R-E-T-C-H when you pull them...
even things that are hard first...
or that you don't like to do...
or that you don't do very well...
get easier when you keep trying."

Meet the Author


JoAnn Deak, Ph.D is an international speaker, educator, preventive psychologist, and the author of many books, including the Little Pickle Press title, The Owner's Manual For Driving Your Adolescent Brain. She also works with parents, teachers, and other adults who work with children as a consultant to schools worldwide on issues of brain development and gender equity.

Sarah Ackerley began pursuing her dream of becoming a real live picture book illustrator after earning her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. To her delight, Sarah currently works as an illustrator and is also taking some time to travel the world and paint murals wherever she finds a needy wall. Visit Sarah online at sarahackerley.com.

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