Morphonix LLC (2016)
Reviewed by Rose Whitacre (age 7) for Reader Views (11/17)
“Neuron Galaxy” by Jay Leibold is a brainy book that was really, really fun to read. The author’s goal was to excite kids about their brains and help them to understand how wonderful their brain is. I think the author was very successful in writing this book. I learned a lot about how neurons form your brain and communicate.
It was very, very well written. It was not a hard book to read, and it was very enjoyable. It has a lot of real facts, but it’s also very fun. It is a great way to learn about your brain. I like how the story is written. I don’t think they should change anything about this book.
There were lots of cool facts that amazed me as I read this book. There were some made up things in this book that made it more fun. The neurons had eyes and talked to each other, which made it more like a story than a book of facts. I like how the neurons found their friends. Neurons do not talk like people do, but do connect and communicate by sending messages to each other. Because of my neurons, I can write this book review!
I think it is called “Neuron Galaxy” because lots of neurons connect into something like a galaxy to form your brain. I like how it shows the parts of neurons and what they are. It was interesting that the author told how many neurons are in people’s brains. I learned that the axons of neurons can be as long as three feet! It’s amazing to think that grownups’ neurons would circle around the earth 4½ times if you put them end to end!
The illustrations are very, very fun and colorful. I like that even though they’re simple, they communicate a lot. I really like all the pictures. This book was written for ages 5 and up, but I think it would be good for everyone who is interested in how cells work and learning more about their own body. I think it would be a very good book for getting people who aren’t very aware of how their brains work to get interested in understanding their brain.
“Neuron Galaxy” by Jay Leibold is a good book for people who like science. I like that it is not very much like other science books. It’s not like any science book I’ve ever read before!
Thank you for this wonderful review. It was very well-written and intelligent and showed that you understood the book really well. What you wrote about is exactly what we hoped to do in the book. It makes us really happy to know a young reader like you got so much out of Neuron Galaxy!