The Book Of You, The Science And Fun Of Why You Look, Feel And Act The Way You Do
Large softcover Children's book, "The Book Of You, the science and fun of why you look, feel and act the way you do", by Sylvia Funston. Book cover has slight scuffing, otherwise in good condition.
~What makes you you? From your fingerprints to the patterns in your eyes to the way you smell, there's nobody exactly like you. But what makes you so special? The Book of You by Sylvia Funston taps into everyone's natural curiosity with what makes them unique, in the way they look, the things they do and how they think and feel.
Lighthearted and broad in scope, "The Book of You" is the perfect blend of intriguing scientific facts and entertaining pop and New Age explorations. From the mysteries of palm reading and astrology to the science of gene research, The Book of You covers it all. This good-natured grab bag of fun facts and activities will help pre-teen readers to really know what makes them tick.
"The Book of You" has three sections:
-How You Look: What role do genes play in making you who you are? Can you learn things about yourself from looking at the lines on your palms, or the length of your fingers? Can you figure out how tall you're going to be when you grow up?
-What You Do: What can other people learn about you from the way you walk into a room? Can someone determine aspects of your personality from the way you write your name, or by knowing your astrological sign?
-How You Think and Feel: We've all heard of IQ, but what about EQ (Emotional Intelligence)? Do dreams help us solve problems in our waking life? Is it true that boys have an edge in math? Are girls better at communicating?
Cool, funky illustrations and playful photographs make this book as much fun to look at as it is interesting to read. Terrific activities, witty quizzes and quirky fact bubbles complement the insightful text. A final segment called This Is Me! encourages readers to document all the important personal information they've collected to provide a well-rounded, and on-going, portrait of themselves. With the lightest touch, Sylvia Funston bolsters self-esteem by implicitly reinforcing an important message for readers of this age: that it's what makes each of us unique that makes us special!
Published in 2000