Monday, March 28, 2011

Non-Fiction Monday: Totally Human

I've been seeing this trend in children's non-fiction lately, with lots of books presenting facts about why we do the things we do as humans. Kids ask questions constantly and it's brilliant to have a book with answers to questions like: Why do you shake when you're scared, why do we get the hiccups, why do we crave junk food, why we're ticklish, etc. 

The answers to the questions are concise and fun, filling in the blanks for kids, yet not coming off as overly educational. We can all learn something from this book, but it's information is presented in a fun way. Always a plus!

The text is interactive and cool collage type photographs are definitely attention-getting. I think it will fit right in with The Big Book of Why and others of this sort. 

Totally Human: Why We Look and Act the Way We Do
Cynthia Pratt Nicolson
40 pages
Kids Can Press
March 2011
Review copy received from publisher

1 comment: said...

The cover is definitely a great attraction. I love the exaggerated body parts! Thanks for the recommendation.