Your Brain Is a Lump of Goo

Idan Ben-Barak, illustrated by Christopher Nielsen

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

Hi, I’m your brain.

Here are some things you should know about me:

I’m about the size of a pineapple.

I sit behind your eyes. I look like a big walnut (but gooey). I’m not a computer.

So, what do I do? Oh, just about everything.

A fun-filled book made by brains, about brains, for brains.

Picture Book Non-Fiction

Idan Ben-Barak & Christopher Nielsen

Idan Ben-Barak writes science books, usually for children. They’ve been translated into over twenty languages and won several awards. He lives in Melbourne with his family. Sometimes, after they go to bed, he plays his guitar a bit. Idan has degrees in microbiology and in the history and philosophy of science, a diploma in library studies, and a day job that has very little to do with any of the above.

Christopher Nielsen is an Australian author/illustrator specialising in bringing joy and wonder to children through his art and storytelling. His illustration is inspired by a deep passion for mid-century culture and design. In 2018 his first picture book saw him shortlisted for the CBCA Crichton Award for best new illustrator, and in 2022 his book Just One Bee received the CBCA Honour Award for Picture Book of the Year. When he’s not busy with a book, Christopher can be found raising his beautiful young family or playing with his band The Ramalamas.

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Your Brain Is a Lump of Goo
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