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The Brain is Kind of a Big Deal

Nick Seluk, Nick Seluk (Illustrator)

Hardcover

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Description

Oh hey, guess what? New York Times bestseller Nick Seluk has a hilarious new nonfiction picture book all about your body's very own computer -- the brain!

Have you ever thought about everything your brain does for you? It is always working to keep you alive and safe. (Plus it lets you think about funny stuff, too.) So why is the brain such a big deal? Because it makes you YOU, of course!

This funny and factual picture book from Heart and Brain creator Nick Seluk explains the science behind everything the brain helps you do: keeping your heart beating, telling you when you are sleepy, remembering stuff, and more. The brain is in charge of everything you do, every minute of every day for your entire life. That's kind of a big deal.

Each spread features bite-sized text and comic-style art with sidebars sprinkled throughout. Anthropomorphized organs and body parts -- recognizable from Nick Seluk's New York Times bestselling book -- help readers learn through funny jokes and comic panels. Funny, smart, and accessible, The Brain Is Kind of a Big Deal is a must-have!


Praise For The Brain is Kind of a Big Deal

"Seluk's breezy, conversational prose and brightly colored, bodly outlined cartoon illustrations deliver basic information. . . .A good overview of this complex, essential organ, with an energetic seasoning of silliness."--Kirkus Reviews

"Humor is the platter on which science is served, and everything here is done with the lightest touch. . . .A winning balance of laughter and learning."--Booklist

"Seluk intermingles simple information on the role of the brain and how we learn with silly, humorous comics-style illustrations. . . .this is a winner."--School Library Journal

"A bold, humorous nonfiction introduction to the human brain and how it functions. . . .Readers will delight in the comic details of this title while learning a ton of facts about a typically complex subject."--School Library Connection

Praise for The Sun Is Kind of a Big Deal:

"This charming star shines bright." -- Kirkus Reviews

"The silliness might be the trick to get students learning about the sun in a fun way. VERDICT An amusing treat for kids interested in space." -- School Library Journal

Orchard Books, 9781338167009, 40pp.

Publication Date: October 1, 2019



About the Author

Nick Seluk worked as a graphic designer before becoming a full-time illustrator. He is the creator of the popular Awkward Yeti comic and author of the New York Times bestselling Heart and Brain, and its follow-ups Gut Instincts and Body Language. His work has appeared on CBSNews.com, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, reddit, and blogs across the internet. Nick lives in Michigan with his wife, three kids, and a very awkward dog. You can find more info on Nick at theawkwardyeti.com.