Baby paleontologist

Laura Gehl

Book - 2020

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New York, NY : HarperFestival, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers [2020]
Main Author
Laura Gehl (author)
Other Authors
Daniel Wiseman (illustrator)
First edition
Item Description
On board pages.
Cover title.
Physical Description
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Contents unavailable.
Review by Kirkus Book Review

Science for toddlers and preschoolers done right. The current obsession for STEM education, often prioritized over teaching critical-thinking skills and cultivating an awareness of those parts of the human experience that make life fulfilling, has spawned a whole genre of board books for children. This "get 'em while they're young" approach has spawned some misfires, which often seem designed to please pushy parents trying to produce the next Einstein rather than to satisfy a young learner's natural curiosity. This book neatly evades that trap. It's delightful, with a logic and clarity in articulation; bright, colorful, and uncluttered artwork; and concerning a topic that's a proven kid-pleaser: dinosaurs. Beginning with a few simple declarative sentences, the writing flows naturally toward ever more complex ideas in a way that never goes over young heads: "Who studies fossils? Baby Paleontologist does! / Every fossil tells a story. Fossils tell the stories of plants and animals that lived long ago." Any caregiver who has ever been asked "why" over and over should appreciate the easy pace of presentation. "Baby has fun putting together puzzles. What did this dinosaur look like? Baby Paleontologist puts the bones together just like a puzzle." Presenting new and potentially complicated ideas in a way a young audience can understand is a puzzle in itself; here, mercifully, the pieces fit easily and naturally together. Clear, simple, fun, and delightfully age-appropriate. (Board book. 2-4) Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.

Copyright (c) Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.