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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
Your Big, Beautiful Brain is an educational picture book for children written by Reading Monster. What is your brain like? Although it is immensely powerful, it can actually fit in the palms of your hands. But, while small, consider what it can do. You can read whole libraries of books and have your brain retain much of the information contained within. You can create images, play music or see movies within your brain by using your imagination. Your brain transmits data and messages faster than you’d imagine possible, and it controls your senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell and touch. Even while you’re sleeping, your brain is active and working. So what can you do to make your incredible brain even better? Lots of things: read, do math, solve puzzles, draw or even just go out and have fun.
Reading Monster’s educational picture book for children, Your Big, Beautiful Brain, introduces the brain and its functions to children, grades k-3, in an entertaining and image-filled format. I marvelled at the actual physical size of the brain and loved the image of it fitting within one’s hands. Reading Monster eloquently shows everyday actions and illustrates how they all come from within the brain. The pictures selected reinforce the message of the story line most powerfully. We see whole libraries, a photograph of the world surrounded by media devices, and a super-fast brain travelling at what seems to be the speed of light. According to the story, the brain absorbs pictures much more efficiently than words, and the images here work very well indeed to help kids learn about this most incredible part of the body. Your Big, Beautiful Brain is suitable for story time as well as for new readers to try on their own. It’s most highly recommended.