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Tastes Like Music
17 Quirks of the Brain and Body
By (author): Maria Birmingham Illustrated by: Monika Melnychuk
9781771470834 Paperback, Trade English Juvenile: Age (years) from 8 - 12, Grade (CAN) from 3 - 7, Grade (US) from 3 - 7 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Anatomy & Physiology Oct 15, 2014
$14.95 CAD
Active 7.38 x 9.5 x 0.16 in | 145 gr 40 pages Owlkids Books Inc.
Lane Anderson Award for Canadian Science Writing (finalist) 2014 British Columbia Children's Choice Red Cedar Award 2016, Short-listed Alberta Children's Choice Rocky Mountain Book Award 2016, Short-listed Children's Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award (shortlisted) 2014 A Canadian Children's Book Centre Best Book for Kids and Teens 2015
Humans may all look pretty much the same on the outside, but some people have unique conditions and abilities that will amaze you! Whether it’s having no fingerprints at all (adermatoglyphia), hearing music every time you taste chocolate (synesthesia), or being able to see one hundred million colors (tetrachromacy), some conditions bring our understanding of the human body to another level entirely.

Take an unparalleled tour of the hows and whys of these extraordinary human conditions with Tastes Like Music. Accessible and playful, each section presents an awe-inspiring snapshot of the biology behind one of 17 quirks, while short interviews with people affected by these conditions (including the author!) provide windows into real-life experiences.

The book takes a balanced approach, highlighting the pros and cons of each condition and providing plenty of general facts about the human body, too. Readers will delight in the illustrations throughout and come away with a new appreciation for all the weird and wonderful things the human brain and body can do.

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