cover image Brainjuice Science Fresh Squeezed

Brainjuice Science Fresh Squeezed

Carol Diggory Shields. Chronicle Books, $14.95 (64pp) ISBN 978-1-59354-005-0

For the scientifically and poetically inclined, the 41 poems in Brain Juice: Science, Fresh Squeezed! by Carol Diggory Shields, illus. by Richard Thompson, distill scientific facts into simple formulas via clever rhymes and mnemonics. In the tragic romance, ""Chemical Reaction,"" Shields writes, ""He was acid, she was alkaline./ He wasn't her type, but he thought she looked fine."" Political cartoonist Thompson's exuberant drawings combine with the text to supersaturate the pages with wit and levity.