April 6, 2015
You Just Can't Help It! Your Guide to the Wild and Wacky World of Human Behavior
by Jeff Szpirglas
An amusing look at human behaviour: how we sense the world around us, how our emotions affect the way we act, how we communicate, and how we interact with others. However, since the described behaviours are mainly involuntary, they can't really be described as wacky. Szpirglas doesn't delve into truly puzzling things like why people like to gather at the top or bottom of a staircase or escalator, why some people are afflicted with uptalk, why everyone streams through one door instead of using all available doors, and why Elton John has a creepy smile.
The book's design is definitely wacky (in a good way), with lots of pictures, colours, fonts, and text boxes. Kids will enjoy the scientific experiments, one of which is appealingly disgusting.