Author: Deborah Lee Rose
Age range: 5-13
Reviewer: Jeanette Perkins aka Beeba
Scientists Get Dressed introduces kids to various types of scientists and the wide range of clothing and equipment they use to perform their jobs. The book covers eighteen different specialties, accompanied by photos and facts to help you understand the gear each needs.
Most of us think of a white lab coat, goggles and a test tube when we picture a scientist. This book illustrates the details of an astronaut’s space suit and the importance of the thick gloves needed to collect burning lava. There is a Kevlar outfit a raptor biologist must put on before heading out in the field. And wait until you see what the conservation biologists wear when working with pandas!
STEM is a hot topic these days. Through this unique look at what scientists wear, Scientists Get Dressed inspires kids to explore STEM in new ways. They can imagine themselves getting dressed for exciting and important work. Do you have a grand who is a budding scientist? This is the book for them.
About the author:
Deborah Lee Rose is an award-winning author of many books. BEAUTY AND THE BEAK, coauthored with Idaho raptor biologist Janie Veltkamp, won the Bank Street College Cook Prize for Best STEM Picture Book and AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books. Deborah wrote the humorous school classics THE TWELVE DAYS OF KINDERGARTEN and THE TWELVE DAYS OF WINTER, JIMMY THE JOEY about a young koala’s rescue, and INTO THE A, B, SEA with nearly a quarter million copies sold. She helped create and directed communications for the STEM activity website howtosmile.org and was senior science writer at UC Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science. Born in Philadelphia, Deborah graduated from Cornell University and was a national science writing fellow of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing.
About the reviewer:
Jeanette Perkins is the grandmother of two adorable grandsons. She lives in beautiful St Pete Beach, FL. Jeanette is a book and product reviewer for GRAND and is looking forward to reviewing lots of new and useful books and products for all us grandparents.
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