Baby Loves Electrical Engineering on Christmas! (Baby Loves Science)

by Ruth Spiro (Author) Irene Chan (Illustrator)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade

Big, brainy science for the littlest listeners.

Baby discovers the science behind Christmas lights! Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book explores electricity, circuits, and electrical safety. Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby's sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two as well.

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School Library Journal

Baby-Toddler--These bright, vividly illustrated board books use Christmas and Hanukkah to explain scientific concepts. In Baby Loves Electrical Engineering on Christmas, a baby explores the world of twinkling lights around her, starting with the Christmas tree. "What makes the lights blink and twinkle? Electricity!" The story then launches into an appropriately simplified explanation of atoms, electrons, circuits, and electrical energy. In Baby Loves Angular Momentum on Hanukkah, the spinning dreidel is used as an example of torque and angular momentum. A basic description of how the game is played as well as why Hanukkah is celebrated blends nicely with the scientific topics. These high concept board books offer a unique angle on the traditional Christmas/Hanukkah book, with succinct explanations of the holidays and the scientific concepts they highlight. Chan's rich colors and happy faces offer the warm familiarity of family holidays as well as simple visual representations of the themes. VERDICT Recommended in library collections where board books are popular and where holiday books are in demand.--Kristy Pasquariello, Westwood P.L., MA

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Ruth Spiro
Ruth Spiro is an award-winning children's book author and freelance writer whose articles, essays, and stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies. Her debut picture book, Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist (Dutton), won awards from Writer's Digest and Willamette Writers and was a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year.

Irene Chan enjoys making beautiful things. She is an art director, designer, artist, amateur photographer, and illustrator.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Charlesbridge Publishing
Publication date
August 20, 2021
Baby Loves Science
BISAC categories
TEC007000 - Technology & Engineering | Electrical
Library of Congress categories
Electrical engineering
Christmas lights

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