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A thought-provoking flap book on how the brain and senses work presented in a clear, colourful, and above all fun way. From how the brain learns to do new things like playing to tennis to what happens when the brain goes wrong, this book explains the essential part the brain plays in our every thought and action. With over 70 flaps to lift, each hiding an interesting fact or fun visual illusions, this book provides a great introduction to the hidden world of the mind.

Book information

Key Stage
KS1/2 E/S
ISBN: 9780746087299
Extent: 16 pages
Dimensions: 276 x 216mm
Colin King

Author information

Alex Frith

Alex Frith has been a children's author for more than a decade, covering every topic on Earth, from prehistoric animals to robots with artificial intelligence, and everything under the Sun, from the origins of the Universe to the adventures of Thor, God of Thunder. At home he reads too many comics, and attempts to raise three children with an awful lot of help from his wife, and no help at all from his cat.

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“The best book ever in my life”
OMG, this is amazing
“A very good book”
See Inside Your Head is a very good book because the neurons look like people, so it is quite funny! There is a lot of information in the book. My favourite bit of the book was a flap that said you should not open it. When you open it, it tells you that your brain is so curious that it is very hard to tell it not to do things.
“See Inside Your Head”
This came in very handy when we asked why our friend can't see very well. My four year old can read most of this on his own. The short paragraphs and flaps make it really interesting. This is beautiful, proper brain science for beginners.
“see inside your head”
This book is excellent - I work for the brain injury rehab trust and initially bought this to educate my children - however I found it was a great resource for the children of our service users and their families. It's interactive / bright / fun and thought provoking - would recommend as a resource for all.

Press reviews

“Children are fascinated by what is inside their heads, and this wonderful book by Usborne is packed with facts about the brain. What makes up the brain? What does the brain do and how does it help us make sense of our world? For example, how does the brain make us think a ventriloquist’s dummy is speaking? What happens when the brain goes wrong, such as when someone gets Alzheimer’s disease? The colourful illustrations and flaps that hide pictures and facts keep the small reader interested and I would venture that most adults will learn a lot of new things reading this book.”
“An utterly incredible book, fantastically illustrated (as you'd expect from Usborne) and with quite a broad appeal to a wide age range, a book that will be a valuable resource for your budding biologists to dip into.”
“Filled with flaps and masses of mindbending 'proper' psychology. My three-year-old son and I loved it.”
“The great thing about a book like See Inside Your Head is that it covers how the brain and our emotions work – fascinating stuff that children will hold a natural curiosity for.”
“An interactive lift-the-flap book with quirky ‘lemming’ style characters that delves inside the remarkable goings-on of the human brain.”
“Anyone who has ever wondered what goes on inside their brainbox will be fascinated by See Inside Your Head from Alex Frith and Colin King. Packed with more than 80 flaps to peer under, the most reassuring sentence is that there are so many things to see in our world we need to ignore most of it or risk going crazy. Now there’s a good excuse – along with the fact that you can improve your skills just by thinking about them. Find out such things as why the boy with the plastic leg still feels an itch in his foot and why your brain doesn’t always work properly first thing in the morning. There’s a whole raft of things you never knew you wanted to know. Intended for the eights-plus, this is a book for the whole family. ”

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