Hello, friends! Our book today is My First Book Of Relativity, written by Sheddad Kaid-Sala Ferrón and illustrated by Eduard Altarriba, second in the pair’s picture book science guide series.
In the introduction, the reader is acquainted with Albert Einstein, who famously proposed theories on the relation between time and space that would change the way we thought about the universe. His theories of special relativity and general relativity – which applied to physical phenomena in the absence and presence of gravity respectively – may seem confusing, but they are applicable to any number of things in our everyday lives, and to the entire universe that surrounds us. Breaking down these big ideas into smaller, more easily-understood concepts for young readers, this guide shows how time, space, and the forces of each can relate to each other in fascinating and incredible ways.
Very cool! A companion to the pair’s previous My First Book Of Quantum Physics, this illustrated nonfiction book is simply packed with big scientific concepts broken down into more digestible facts, and in plain language. Einstein himself appears often, along with his child companion Alice and a diverse cast of extras, to help explain things like time dilation, the history of clocks, how frames of reference help measure speed and direction, and much more. The cartoonish art style is adorable yet occasionally stunning, such as the spread the features an astronaut adrift in the void of space. Improvements have been made to the layout of the informational text since the last book, and the page design is engaging yet organized and easy to read. This book is definitely for middle-grade and older readers, but JJ loved the illustrations, and we look forward to revisiting this as she gets older to learn together. A wonderful guide that invites young readers to grasp advanced science, and we love it. Baby Bookworm approved!
(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)