Your Brain is a Lump of Goo

Idan Ben-Barak, illustrated by Christopher Nielsen

A funny exploration of the biggest and most mysterious organ in the human body from the award-winning author of Do Not Lick This Book.

Your brain is not like a computer. Firstly, it’s really gooey. Secondly, it’s much more complicated.

Brains respond to things happening in the body, things happening outside the body, other brains and themselves. Brains can change and grow depending on what we do, and if your brain isn’t doing well there are lots of things we can do to make it better. Your brain is an amazing lump
of goo.

A fun-filled book about the brain for the brain by a brain (well, two brains actually).

Picture Books

Idan Ben-Barak & Christopher Nielsen

Idan Ben-Barak holds a BSc in medical science, an MSc in microbiology, and a PhD in the history and philosophy of science. His first book, Small Wonders: How Microbes Rule Our World, published around the world, won the 2010 American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru SB&F (Science Books and Films) Prize for Excellence in Science Books, Young Adult category. His three non-fiction picture books with Allen & Unwin, also internationally successful and highly acclaimed, are Do Not Lick This Book and Argh! There’s a Skeleton Inside You, created with Julian Frost, and We Go Way Back, with Philip Bunting.
Christopher Nielsen is an award-winning Sydney-based illustrator specialising in children’s books, advertising and packaging. His artwork is inspired by a passion for mid-century design and has been short-listed for the CBCA Crichton Award and acknowledged by the British Book Design and Publication Awards, AGDA Awards, 3×3 Awards, Communication Arts, American Illustration and Society of Illustrators NY. He has received Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the Illustrators Australia Awards.

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Your Brain is a Lump of Goo
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