- Learn how much your brain can grow! The perfect introduction to growth mindset, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It is:
- A growth mindset book for kids
- A teacher must-have for classrooms
- The best resource for anyone to teach growth mindset
Did you know you can stretch and grow your own brain? Or that making mistakes is one of the best ways your brain learns? Awarded as one of the best growth mindset books for kids, Your Fantastic Elastic Brain: Stretch It, Shape It teaches all the ways that the brain can develop with exercise, just like the rest of our bodies.
Educator and psychologist Dr. JoAnn Deak offers 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!
Looking for award-winning picture books for curious kids? Your Fantastic Elastic Brain is the perfect fit. Dr. Deak shares information in ways that are accessible for parents, teachers, and children alike. Delightful illustrations with accurate details foster motivation to learn and grow in new ways. This book is an excellent companion to Beautiful Oops, The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes, I Can't Do That YET, The Most Magnificent Thing, and Bubble Gum Brain.
- Awards for Your Fantastic Elastic Brain:
- The Mom's Choice Gold Award
- The Moonbeam Gold Award for Non-Fiction Picture Book
- The Pewter Gold Ink Award for Distinguished Printing
- The Parent's Choice Silver Award for Interior Design, Children's/Young Adult
- The Nautilus Silver Award for Children's Non-Fiction
- The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Silver Winner for Interior Design, Children's/Young Adult
- Next Generation Indie Award Finalist for Children's/Juvenile Nonfiction
Praise for Your Fantastic Elastic Brain:
"Dr. Deak has done a masterful job of creating a book for children, parents, and teachers to learn about the human brain together. The information is accessible and understandable, with illustrations that are engaging, fun, and alive! This is great reading material for everyone and will elicit many expressions of 'Now I get it!' from the adults!"Fretta Reitzes, Director, Goldman Center, 92nd Street Y
"Your Fantastic Elastic Brain is a wonderful, engaging book for parents and teachers to read with young children. It presents accurate information about the brain and how it relates to our lives...fostering motivation to learn and grow, consistent with our programs and research led by Carol Dweck, PhD."Eduardo Briceño, Co-Founder & CEO, Mindset Works
"Dr. Deak writes in a clear and interesting way about the complexity of the human brain, enhancing the knowledge of teachers and students. This book is a real contribution to the field of education in the twenty-first century."Joyce S. Pickering, Hum.D., Executive Director Emerita, Shelton School & Evaluation Center
About the Author
Sarah Ackerley, grew up in Waxahachie, Texas in a family of seven children. Her parents had a reputation for giving books as gifts for all holidaysValentine's Day includedand so Sarah had no choice but to read them. Fortunately, she loved to read and she developed an early fascination with picture books that she never lost.After earning her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, Sarah began pursuing a career in children's book illustration. She developed her style by looking at hundreds of picture books and constantly drawing character sketches. She currently owns more picture books than regular books and will probably keep it that way as her Amazon shopping cart somehow keeps filling up with children's books that need to be purchased.Sarah lives in Los Altos, California with her husband and two fickle cats. She divides her time between illustrating books and creating whimsical paintings and portraits for kids of all ages. Visit Sarah on the web at www.sarahackerley.com.
Read an Excerpt
"Like elastic bands that S-T-R-E-T-C-H when you pull them...
even things that are hard first...
or that you don't like to do...
or that you don't do very well...
get easier when you keep trying."
PBS Parents: “Talk of brain growth can sometimes lead to overloading children with experiences, classes, etc. The brain acts like a collection of muscles and each part needs to be used, not just the parts that work well. If any parts are overworked, they will not grow in a healthy way.” This title makes both a wonderful addition to a child’s collection and to any growth mindset program or curriculum. PBS Parents