Review: How to be a Genius

Hardcover: 192 pages

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd. (Sep 29 2009)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0756655153

ISBN-13: 978-0756655150

My thoughts:

This book, published by DK books, is intended for an age range of 10 years and older. It's full of pictures and factoids, with lots of information on what our brains are and how we can use them.

When I brought it home to look through, my 7 year old daughter grabbed it first, then my 65 year old dad got into it too. Between them, they tried working on the puzzles throughout the book, including things like left brain/right brain coordination and optical illusions. What I take from this is that it's an awesome reference for any age. I think, in particular, Jordan loved it because of the cartoons and vivid pictures, some even a little gross at times. But kids are quite often attracted to these the most. While her understanding might still be limited, the images piqued her interest enough that she wanted to actually read the facts accompanying the visuals. That's good, right? Absolutely, I say.

As I browsed through the pages, I could see how much information was provided. It talks about the different senses and how you can trick some or experiment with them. There are many other facets discussed, too, and put in such a way that even if we already know some things, there's definitely other, new information in there to be gleaned.

This is a great reference for school projects or just general knowledge, making it fun for kids (and adults) to learn about what's going on in their heads. Definitely a cool book!

Happy Reading!
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