Girls vs. Guys

Surprising Differences between the Sexes

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 7

Is it true that guys believe they’re smarter than they really are? Or that girls talk more than guys? Do mosquitoes bite guys more than girls? Which sex is better at diapering babies, remembering birthdays, or hammering nails? These are just some of the questions to which you’ll find some pretty astounding answers. Using scientific research, author Michael J. Rosen explores the ways in which environment and experience, as well as neurology, physiology, and genetics come together to shape personality and gender behavior—in both expected and unexpected ways. Amusing and informative, these quirky questions and answers will have males and females rethinking their notions of differences between the genders. So, really: Who is better at lying? Who should be more afraid of lightning? Who makes plants grow taller? Who’s got more cooties? Guys or girls?

Format List Price Your Price Qty
978-1-46771-610-9
$33.32 $24.99
978-1-46774-789-9
$50.65 $37.99
Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Genre Nonfiction, Young Adult
Subject Social Studies
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 72
Publication Date 2014-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 8.6
BISACS YAN051100, YAN024050, YAN050010
Dewey 155.3'3
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.1875
Lexile 1020
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Photo captions, Primary source quotations/images, Reviewed, Sidebars, Source notes, and Table of contents

Awards

  • YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers, Winner, 2015

Reviews

School Library Connection

“Backed by neurological and sociological research, Rosen provides . . . often surprising answers in an amusing, readable manner.”—School Library Connection

Kirkus Reviews

“Each stereotype is covered in a short, two-page spread, featuring full-color photos and well-written text that doesn’t try too hard to be cool.” —Kirkus Reviews

School Library Journal

“This choice may pave the way to further discussion and serve to inspire students to conduct their own social experiments.” —School Library Journal

Author: Michael J. Rosen

Michael J. Rosen is the acclaimed author of some three dozen books for children of all ages (and even more for grown-ups!), including The Cuckoo’s Haiku and Other Poems for Birders; Our Farm: Four Seasons with Five Kids on One Famiy’s Farm (which he both wrote and illustrated with some 400 photographs); A Drive in the Country; Don’t Shoot!; A School for Pompey Walker; and Elijah’s Angel. For over 35 years, ever since working as a counselor, water-safety instructor, and art teacher at local community centers, Michael has been engaged with young children, their parents, and teachers. As a visiting author, in-service speaker, and workshop leader, he frequently travels to schools and conferences around the nation, sharing his stories, poems, creativity, and humor. As a talented editor and illustrator, Michael has enlisted hundreds of other authors and artists to create 15 philanthropic books that aid in the fight to end childhood hunger through Share Our Strength’s national efforts, or that offer care to less fortunate companion animals through The Company of Animals Fund, a granting program he began in 1990. For the last four years, working with the Ohio Children’s Foundation, Michael created a early literacy activity book, particularly designed for kids who are likely to start school without knowing the alphabet: You, Me, and the ABCs: 100 Ready-for-Reading Activities for Kids and Their Favorite Grown-ups.