The Great Brain Book

cover image for The Great Brain BookNewquist, H. P. (2005) The Great Brain Book. New York, NY: Scholastic, Inc.

Review:

While very informative, this title has just way too much text and not enough illustrations for such a complex topic.  It’s hard to see many tweens – or very many readers of any age – trying to read it from cover to cover.  At the same time, it’s laid out in a way that does not encourage skipping around to topics that might catch one’s interest.  While there are parts that stood out as being an excellent read, for the most part it felt as dry as textbook.  It would be useful as a reference book, but won’t do much to encourage tweens not already interested in the topic to explore it further.

Best for ages 12-15

Author’s Website: http://www.hpnewquist.com/

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