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Usborne Book of the Brain and How it Works

Written by Betina Ip

Illustrated by Mia Nilsson

Key Stage 1 Non-Fiction Science

LoveReading View on Usborne Book of the Brain and How it Works

The Usborne Book of the Brain is a delightful science book using simple language to describe how the brain works. With colourful illustrations and fascinating facts, it’s perfect for inquisitive children aged 5+.

March 2021 Non-Fiction Book of the Month

The Usborne Book of the Brain (and How it Works) by neuroscientist Betina Ip is a delightful science book aimed at children aged 5+. It takes young readers on a journey inside the human head to see how the brain works and what it does, looking at the main brain cells (neurons) and their connections. It uses simple terms to explain how we see, think, use our senses, feel emotions, form memories, sleep and make decisions. Using age-appropriate practical examples, such as ‘How do we decide which ice cream to have?’, the book gives young children plenty to talk about with their family, friends and teachers. There are also sections on how to look after your brain and how scientists learn about brains. With its colourful illustrations and packed full of fascinating facts, this book is perfect – and great fun – for inquisitive children (and their parents).

Victoria Goldman

Usborne Book of the Brain and How it Works Synopsis

This visually astonishing story takes children on a journey into and through the brain. Simple but beautifully illustrated metaphors explain the different jobs that our brains do, and how they use brain cells to accomplish them. From the senses to sleep, memories to making decisions, this book brings the wonder of brains and brain science to life.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474950589
Publication date: 4th March 2021
Author: Betina Ip
Illustrator: Mia Nilsson
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 1
Topics: Non-Fiction, Science

About Betina Ip

Dr Betina Ip, a pracitising neuroscientist who is also an artist, and a parent of two young children.

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