Your body sports more hair than a gorilla. About 600 different species of bacteria are living in your mouth. Your head is full of holes. Back when you were a two-month-old embryo, you had a tail. Face it - you are weird! All these wonderfully weird body features make us human. They also show that we're part of an animal kingdom whose members share a lot more than the same planet.
This book tackles those weird questions that everyone's curious about but nobody seems able to answer. What does your appendix do? What exactly are goose bumps and why do we get them? Why can some people wiggle their ears? "You Are Weird" answers these questions plus many more, backing up answers with the latest scientific theories. Take a guided tour around our oddball organs and freaky body functions that make us who we are - wacky, wonderful and weird, weird, weird.
About the Author
Born and raised in Lethbridge, Alberta, Diane Swanson has always been a "nature nut." She loved to collect rocks and watch bugs. When she grew up, she went to the University of Alberta, graduating with an honors degree and a gold medal in the social sciences. She taught in the West Indies for two years, then moved to Ottawa where she researched water resources for the Canadian government.
While raising two children, she began writing magazine articles and books for kids, focusing mostly on science and nature topics. She now lives in Victoria, British Columbia, and has had more than 70 books published - plus more than 450 magazine articles.
... as visually attractive as it is informative ... sure to be an instant hit with any young reader ...--Quill & Quire
[An] entertaining and informative book about body weirdness for kids of an age to be wondering (or worrying) about what their bodies might be up to.--The Globe & Mail
Sure to appeal to odd bods of all ages.--Kirkus Reviews
A fun and educational read, guaranteed to please!--CM Magazine
... this chatty, interactive humorous science book makes human physiology accessible and interesting ...--Booklist