For any young person keen to learn more about physics here is a book that explains lots of scientific facts in a fun way. Hiba Noor Khan was formerly a physics teacher and her enthusiasm and love for this subject shines through the publication. Longlisted for the Jhalak Prize and UKLA Book Award, she is a talented writer. Along with award-winning illustrator Harry Woodgate they have produced an attractive large format book.
Each page spread concentrates on one aspect of science and the section titles are captivating. For example, Elephants Vs. High Heels, When Light Bends Your Bones and Cosmic Collision Course. If you are curious about how gravity holds things together, the size of our solar system or why the sky is not blue then you will find the answers within these pages. Quite a few sections are given over to learning about the stars, Space and black holes. The section on How to Spaghettify Your Dog is enlightening and amusing as well as being a clever way to engage readers. The author knows how to encourage children to concentrate and take notice!
In particular I liked the inclusion of science experiments that enthusiastic children can try at home. The text is broken up into bite sized chunks and there are various Facts scattered throughout the work. Both the Contents page and the Glossary add clarity for the reader; the layout with illustrations is exceptional.
Congratulations to Bloomsbury Children’s Books on publishing such a welcome scientific book. This is an ideal volume to capture the reader’s attention and turn them into a life-long lover of books! Whether you are buying this as a teacher, librarian, parent or carer I am certain you will not be disappointed and will enjoy the book yourselves too!