Friday, July 16, 2021

Baby Loves Electrical Engineering on Christmas!

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Baby Loves Electrical Engineering on Christmas! is a cute STE(A)M book for the very youngest by Ruth Spiro. Due out 24th Aug 2021 from Charlesbridge, it's 20 pages and will be available in board book and electronic formats. 

This is a sweetly illustrated picture book with simple verse showing some basic facts about electricity in accessible and easy-to-digest pictures. The art by Irene Chan is clear, colorful, and engaging and will fascinate babies and young children. The pictures are filled with small details that support and expand on the ideas in the text. There are even some all-ages learning opportunities which might be new to some adults and caregivers as well (such as a succinct and easy-to-understand illustration of what an electrical circuit is and how it works). 

Baby's friends in the book are inclusive and representative. Although Baby's family celebrates Christmas, Baby's friends include small ones from several other beliefs. 

It's never too early to start with STE(A)M books and this is a cute one. Although the titular Baby appears to be a toddler/preschool sort of age, this would make a nice choice for kids from babies through early elementary school. Lots of fun. 

Four stars.

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

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