This Book is Cute: The Soft and Squishy Science and Culture of Aww

Ever wonder why some creatures just make you want to cuddle them? Join us in the science lab to ooh and aah over adorable animals and discover why CUTE is just so darn irresistible!

Those adorable big eyes. Those floppy ears! And that soft velvety fur. Welcome to the soft and squishy science of cute! In this book, we'll take a look at what actually makes something "cute," what happens inside our brains when we see something cute, and why we're biologically hardwired that way. We'll also explore why some brands, products, and characters have been such sensational hits through the ages.

Get ready for cute overload as we look at lots of awww-dorable images to explore why babies, puppies, and other small fluffy animals with round faces and big eyes are universally adored (and why others are less so). Flynn explains the psychology and physiology behind our responses and answers questions, such as What influence does our culture or environment have on our conceptions of cute? We'll also take an up-close look at crazes today, from the indisputably cutest animals ever to Internet sensations. Let the squealing commence!
Paperback, 112 pages
Published on March 19, 2019 by National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN-10: 1426332947
ISBN-13: 9781426332944
31 Book Reviews
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  • maireMonday, April 29, 2019 at 4:24 pm
    • AlyWednesday, April 24, 2019 at 1:18 pm
      These creatures are adorable!
      • addieisgirlTuesday, April 16, 2019 at 9:40 am
        emperor penguin chicks are the cutest little things and the panda are really cute too so adorable.
        • chunky potatoMonday, April 15, 2019 at 6:41 pm
          omg the pups are so cute
          • the syfhMonday, April 15, 2019 at 3:24 pm
            i read it and so cute
            • pandaSaturday, April 13, 2019 at 6:01 am
              i love pandas not so much puppys
              • Chloe my dogThursday, April 11, 2019 at 1:47 pm
                i love puppies!!! they are so adorable!!!
                • fffffWednesday, April 10, 2019 at 6:36 am
                  The puppy was so cute๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ•
                  • cadence5678
                    cadence5678Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 12:31 pm11 star
                    I just joined!
                    • Cutie girl 123Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 11:58 pm
                      AWWWW,its so cute!!!

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