TITLE: How to Remember Everything: Proven Techniques of the Memory of Masters
AUTHOR: Jacob Sager Weinstein
ILLUSTRATOR: Barbara Malley
RELEASE DATE: October 13th, 2020
PUBLISHER: Odd Dot
SYNOPSIS: Kids will learn how to ace history tests by memorizing dates, feel confident about remembering people’s names, win cards games by mastering entire decks, and hang on to happy memories for a lifetime.
This invaluable memory guide for children is full of recall-building techniques, fun challenges, and hilarious art.
AUTHOR BIO: Jacob Sager Weinstein’s work has appeared in The New Yorker and The Onion, and he has written for HBO and the BBC as well. He lives in London with his wife and children.
His latest book is HOW TO REMEMBER EVERYTHING: TIPS AND TRICKS OF THE MEMORY MASTERS.
ILLUSTRATOR BIO: BARBARA MALLEY is an illustrator from Southern California. She earned a BFA from the Laguna College of Art + Design and an MFA from California State University Fullerton. Barbara has worked professionally as an animation character designer, a product designer, and as a cartoonist. Her artwork has been published in books and magazines, exhibited in several group and solo gallery shows, and was sported on the mask of a professional hockey goalie. Currently, she is working as an adjunct instructor at CSUF and LCAD and is freelancing as an illustrator and character designer.
When she’s not obsessively drawing in her sketchbook, Barbara loves to watch ice hockey, collect rocks, memorize star catalogs, read comic books, and travel by train. She lives with her cat, Gremlin, and parakeets, Pea and Poop.
How to Remember Everything: Tips & Tricks to Become a Memory Master is such a fun and unique book! The illustrations are captured beautifully and the colorful pages will definitely make this story enjoyable for kids. It’s one of those books that will, without a doubt, make learning fun and engaging for kids.
Memory building is definitely one of those tasks that can seem hard at times, especially if you don’t have a technique to help you remember. Weinstein makes mastering memory easy and enjoyable by presenting numerous techniques to help readers remember important information, like names and historical events. The author presents all of this in a light and conversational way that continuously keeps the reader engaged. The illustrations, too, are magnificently done and brings that fun element into this light reading.
The examples in the book are absolutely amazing. The writing is impeccable and fun and I love that practice rounds are included in the book. It gives the kids (and even adults, like myself) a chance to work our muscle memory and see if we’ve passed the test. This book is filled to the brim with activities and challenges that will get the kids engaged. I definitely see this book as one my nephews will pick up when they are older.
This is just a great book for kids looking to become a memory master or even to do a bit of learning. There were actually some awesome snippets in the book that I didn’t even think of to help with memory, so it could even be a fun book for adults.
Overall, as an adult, I enjoyed this memory builder book. Even though it’s not geared toward adults, I think it’s a book that anyone can read and learn something new. It’s an engaging book that includes many tools to help anyone build on their memory.
My rate: 4 out of 5 stars
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