Hello, friends! Our book today is My First Book Of Quantum Physics by Sheddad Kaid-Sala Ferrón & Eduard Altarriba, a crash course in the science of the universe for little bookworms.
Starting with Newton and working its way through the history and notable discoveries of quantum physics, this exceedingly informational tome introduces young readers to the science of understanding our reality. Exploring historical findings such as Planck and the quanta, basics such a molecules and subatomic particles, and concepts and ideas like Schrödinger’s cat, the manically energetic and colorful illustrations act like a combination of idea maps and infographics, always tucking in a fun fact or necessary definition along with the meat of the page’s subject. By the final page, young scientists with have learned about the Higgs boson, Marie Curie, the mystery of light’s wave-particle duality, and more.
Wow. This was EDUCATIONAL, not only for little ones but for readers of any age – I have a rudimentary understanding of science, and I learned at least a dozen new things in just the first few pages. There is SO MUCH information here, which is amazing, but it also feels a bit overwhelming on some of the busier pages. The illustrations have a wonderful retro vibe that perfectly compliments, rather than competes, with the information. But this is definitely not a book for younger bookworms – there’s no linear story, complicated technical language, and the length and density of the text makes it impossible to get through in a single sitting. That being said, for readers of any age over eight hoping to learn more about science, especially visual learners, this is a treasure. Baby Bookworm approved!
(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)