Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Science Comics: The Brain by Tory Woollcott - OPTIONAL

Science Comics: The Brain the Ultimate Thinking Machine by Tory Woollcott, illustrated by Alex Graudins.  118 pages.  NON-FICTION/GRAPHIC NOVEL  First Second (Macmillan), 2018.  $13.  

Content: Language: G; Mature Content: G; Violence: PG-13.  



Fahama and her sister are out selling cookies door to door when Fahama is kidnapped by a scientist and his zombie.  The scientist wants to dissect Fahama’s brain, and in an attempt to buy herself more time Fahama gets the scientist to answer all sorts of questions about the parts of the brain and its processes.  

I am not a science person, so I enjoy these science comics.  This book has a lot of information that is super interesting, but also can be overwhelming and has a high vocabulary.  If students are interested in the brain and it’s function they will enjoy this or if you have a science teacher who wants to use parts of this book to supplement their teaching it would work fantastic.  Your average graphic novel reader will be overwhelmed by the amount of information.  Also the violence includes some nasty cartoonish pictures of times in history when people experimented on the brain.

Reviewer, C. Peterson

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