Debut picture book author Blair Thornburgh and award-winning illustrator Scott Campbell put their heads together to celebrate one of the most important bones in your body: the skull! You probably don't think much about skulls. So what's the big deal about them? Well, every head of every person you've ever seen has a skull inside. And that includes YOU!
This smart, skull-positive story cheerfully dispels any fears kids might have about their skeletons, flipping our view of skulls from a spooky symbol to a fascinating, cool, and crucial part of our bodies. With a selection of cool skull facts at the end, this book is sure to prompt kids to think a little differently about their skulls — and their amazing bodies.
"Skulls can be scary looking, but, this book proposes, they are precious things.... Some are afraid of skulls, she admits, but the reader is surely not one of those: 'You love having a safe place to keep your brain.' Including readers in this group of rational humans makes Thornburgh’s ending message especially effective. 'Take care of your skull,' the text advises, as Campbell shows a girl and her grinning skull in a bicycle helmet, 'because you only get one.' Sometimes, this highly entertaining disquisition reminds readers, things that seem frightening at first can become quite wonderful once you get to know them." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Jul 23, 2019|
|Publisher||Atheneum Books for Young Readers|