Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Stretch It, Shape It

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Stretch It, Shape It

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Overview

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Stretch It, Shape It by Joann Deak, Sarah Ackerley

A Mom's Choice Gold Award Winner!

What does your brain really do?

Did you know you can stretch and grown 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 strengthens your brain.

This fun and engaging introduction to the anatomy and functions of the brain will empower each young reader to S-T-R-E-T-C-H and grow their Fantastic, Elastic Brain!

Other Awards for Your Fantastic, Elastic Brain:
• 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
• Next Generation Indie Award Finalist for Children's/Juvenile Nonfiction

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780982993804
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 12/13/2010
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,394
Product dimensions: 10.30(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

JoAnn Deak, Ph.D., is an author and an international speaker, educator, and preventive psychologist. 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 equality. She is also the author of the award-winning book, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain.

Sarah Ackerley, grew up in Waxahachie, Texas in a family of seven children. Her parents had a reputation for giving books as gifts for all holidays—Valentine's Day included—and so Sarah had no choice but to read them. Fortunately, she loved to read and she developed an early fascination with picture books that she never lost.After earning her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, Sarah began pursuing a career in children's book illustration. She developed her style by looking at hundreds of picture books and constantly drawing character sketches. She currently owns more picture books than regular books and will probably keep it that way as her Amazon shopping cart somehow keeps filling up with children's books that need to be purchased.Sarah lives in Los Altos, California with her husband and two fickle cats. She divides her time between illustrating books and creating whimsical paintings and portraits for kids of all ages. Visit Sarah on the web at www.sarahackerley.com.

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."

Interviews

PBS Parents: “Talk of brain growth can sometimes lead to overloading children with experiences, classes, etc. The brain acts like a collection of muscles and each part needs to be used, not just the parts that work well. If any parts are overworked, they will not grow in a healthy way.” This title makes both a wonderful addition to a child’s collection and to any growth mindset program or curriculum. PBS Parents

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