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Did you know you can stretch and grow your own brain? Or that making mistakes is one of the best ways your brain learns? Just like how lifting weights helps your muscles get stronger, trying new things without giving up—like finding the courage to put your face in the water the first time you’re at a pool—strengthens your brain. Next time, your brain will remind you that you overcame that fear, and you will be braver!
As a consultant to schools worldwide on issues of brain development and gender equity, author JoAnn Deak, Ph.D., and illustrator Sarah Ackerley, have crafted a fun and engaging introduction to the anatomy and functions of the brain that will empower each young reader to S-T-R-E-T-C-H and grow their Fantastic, Elastic Brain!
JoAnn Deak, Ph.D is an international speaker, educator, preventive psychologist, and the author of many books, including the Little Pickle Press title, The Owner's Manual For Driving Your Adolescent Brain. She also works with parents, teachers, and other adults who work with children as a consultant to schools worldwide on issues of brain development and gender equity.
Sarah Ackerley began pursuing her dream of becoming a real live picture book illustrator after earning her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin in 2004. To her delight, Sarah currently works as an illustrator and is also taking some time to travel the world and paint murals wherever she finds a needy wall. Visit Sarah online at sarahackerley.com.