Are You "normal"?

Are You "normal"?

Book - 2011
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Can you rub your belly and pat your head? Do you like pepperoni on your pizza? Are you normal? In the spirit of National Geographic Kids popular Weird But True series, the author has pulled out all the stops breaking down the facts on our silliest secrets. Did you know about twenty percent of 10-year-old kids probably still suck their thumbs and about two thirds can roll their tongues? This engaging book, full of colorful and witty illustrations, delivers a light-hearted approach to our most silly and sensitive traits. Perfect for tweens grappling with the transition into their teenage years, this book celebrates individuality and is a great reminder that "normal" is relative!
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic ; Enfield : Publishers Group UK [distributor], c2011
ISBN: 9781426308376
Branch Call Number: J 155.2 SHULMAN
Characteristics: 176 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm


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SPL_Childrens Mar 01, 2012

Children often worry about being like other kids, and fitting in. Mark Shulman’s new book, Are You Normal,addresses this issue. And as they read this book, kids will be able to rate themselves on a “weird-o-meter”. That’s right – a weird-o-meter!
Readers can complete a quiz at the beginning of each chapter,and in the following pages they can find out how they compare to other kids all across North America. Each chapter addresses a separate topic eg. family, friends, school, sports, habits, tech gadgets and food. The questions and answers include both the expected and the unexpected. For example: Do you bite your fingernails? Do you ever bite your toenails? Do you like your name? Where do you and your friends most like to hang out? How do you get to school each day? Where do you usually sit on a school bus? Have you ever “faked” being sick in order to miss school? Do you make your bed every day? What’s your favourite ice cream flavour? How many text messages do you send on an average day?
If the answer to the first question (Do you bite your fingernails?) is “yes”, then readers will learn that this is quite normal - so do 50% of kids. If readers answer “yes” to the second question (Do you bite your toenails?), they will learn that they are quite unusual in this habit. And so on.
Kids will probably discover that in the end, they aren’t very different than others - they’re probably more “normal” than they might think, and whatever “weird” habits they might have are shared by others.
Attractive and appealing in appearance, this National Geographic Book for Kids is well-organized and includes the kinds of questions and topics that will interest school-aged readers, who will learn about themselves and others in a fun, humorous way. Quick and easy to read, it’s the type of book that can be put down and readily resumed as time permits.


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