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Why We Laugh: The Science of Giggles
This title covers these subjects: Emotions., Laughter -- Physiological aspects., Laughter.
Why We Laugh: The Science of Giggles
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Why We Laugh: The Science of Giggles

Have you ever laughed at something that wasn't funny? Maybe you've laughed at a really serious moment during a movie. Did you wonder why? The answer is in the science of laughter! From laughing uncontrollably in happiness to chuckling inappropriately, middle school is a time when you get ALL. THE. FEELS. But next time you or your friends giggle at the wrong moment or simply can't stop, you'll understand what's really going on in your brains. Plus, you'll learn tips to decode body language and find out about the benefits involved with laughter. All kidding aside, mental health is no joke, so when behaviors and feelings have crossed the line, you'll also learn when it's time to reach out for help.

Reading LevelGrades 6-7
Interest LevelGrades 5-9
Lexile Level930L
ATOS Level6.6
AR Points2
AR Quiz #502804
Text TypeInformational Text
Text SubtypeCause & Effect
PublisherCompass Point Books
Page Dimensions6" x 9"
Page Count64
BindingReinforced Library Binding
List Price: $37.32 School/Library Price

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School Library Journal - Carol Goldman, formerly at Queens Library, NY

"Emotions are serious and have been extensively researched, but these titles speak in a friendly, helpful, humorous tone, using colloquial language. Social-historical explanations are given for how emotions developed and evolved and the reasons we still have them: to maintain human connections and interactions. . . .well written, fact filled, eye-catching, and conversation-provoking. Recommended for public and school libraries." - School Library Journal

November 1, 2019

VOYA - Lucy Schall

"Emphasizing the link between thoughts and emotions, this series will help readers stay in touch with and direct their feelings in positive ways. A brain map in each volume explains reactions related to the topic. Negatives and positives of each emotion are explored. All emphasize the need to connect with others and to balance emotional reactions for positive growth. . . . Each volume provides scientific information, historical background, and extensive examples, but readers will be most drawn to the self-help sections that explain how that knowledge can change their lives. Junior and senior high students will be the best audiences. Because of relationships among topics and questions that promote critical thinking, students who use these sources for class presentations will find much material for discussion." - VOYA

April 1, 2020

Pamela Dell

Pamela Dell

Pamela Dell began her professional career writing for adults and started writing for children about 12 years ago. Since then she has published fiction and nonfiction books, written numerous magazine articles, and created award-winning interactive multimedia.

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