PROFESSOR I.Q. EXPLORES THE BRAIN by Seymour Simon

PROFESSOR I.Q. EXPLORES THE BRAIN

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Age Range: 12 & up
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 A clearly written, brief--but surprisingly complete-- discussion of the brain and its parts. While the format resembles the ``Let's-Read-and-Find-Out'' series, the information and concepts here are for an older audience and require careful reading; compressing the functioning of the brain into eight sentences, for example, is a remarkable feat. Though there is no glossary or index, specialized words (``glial,'' ``synapse'') are defined in the text. Colorful, amusing illustrations show a multiracial group of children joining the slightly loony Dr. I.Q. in his lab, participating in experiments, and commenting on the text (``He should sing tenor''; ``Yeah, ten or eleven miles away!''). The drawings also add sly humor: piles of books with titles like ``Moby Brain,'' or ``Brains I Have Known'' by S. Freud. An appealing, and unusual, sort of introduction. (Nonfiction. 12+)

Pub Date: March 12th, 1993
ISBN: 1-878093-27-4
Page count: 48pp
Publisher: Boyds Mills
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1st, 1993




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