Thursday, March 16, 2023

Today's read... This Little Engineer by Joan Holub

A Think-and-Do Primer
by Joan Holub
Illustrated by Daniel Roode
Little Simon
Board Book
26 pages
ages 3 to 5

Meet the engineers who are building our future in innovative and surprising ways in this STEM-based board book in the bestselling This Little series!

Now even the youngest readers can learn all about the amazing work engineers do every day! Highlighting ten memorable people who paved the way, parents and little ones alike will love this discovery primer full of fun, age-appropriate facts and bold illustrations.



The wide variety of engineers and wonderful things they've done is celebrated in this bright and bold, little book.

This board book celebrates engineering and the vast variety of areas and things that includes. From Aerospace to computer to robotics and more, these pages show how diverse engineering is. (Nuclear Engineers were skipped over, something which sadden my own, awesome engineer). Anyway, one individual from each field is presented along with a short description of their accomplishment. Then, on the other side of the page, the accomplishment is illustrated and another short text explains a little more about it. There are several well-known ones and several lesser-known, which was also nice to see.

The illustrations are cheerful, easy to identify, bright and bold. These do offer a joyful atmosphere and keep it light. The thicker pages are also a plus, as this can be used for information again and again.

The only thing, which makes me stutter, is the age group. This is, supposedly for 3 to 5-year-olds, but very, very few will be able to keep up with this book. I see the picture book audience (ages 4 to 8) a much better target, since this will even be expanding the knowledge for them quite a bit. I do think it's great to expose the lower age group to this type of thing, will just go way over their heads.

So, I do like this book quite a bit. I just recommend it for an older audience...and think they'll love to get their hands on a board book, anyway.

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