Tuesday, January 15, 2019

STEAM Stories: The Picnic Problem (Maths)

The Picnic Problem is a new book in the STEAM stories series. Written by children's book author Jonathan Litton and illustrated by MagalĂ­ Mansilla, it's 24 pages and full color. Published on Quarto's QEB imprint, it was released 18th Oct 2018 and is available in hardcover, paperback and ebook formats.

I've been a vocal advocate most of my life for STE(A)M education. The earlier we get future generations really fired up about science and technology, the better.  Most kids are -avid- explorers and experimenters. For most kids, all we (as adults and educators) need to do is introduce them to the ideas and get out of their way!

This book is engaging, written in fun rhyme with colorful illustrations. It progresses with puzzles that build on one another to find clues and move along to the next step.  The book isn't strident, didactic, or preachy and there are good lessons about cooperation, friendliness, and sharing.

This would make a good reading circle, class library, or gift book for young readers. 

Four stars. Well presented and appealing.

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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