It is never too early to introduce science topics to young children and today I’d like to share a book that is the perfect for budding scientists.
BABY LOVES GREEN ENERGY
by Ruth Spiro (author) and Irene Chan (illustrator)
Board book for babies and toddlers
I love all of the books in the Baby Loves series but I’ve decided this is my favorite. It begins in such a warm and comfortable way –
Baby has a blanket.
It’s not too big or too little.
It’s not too thick or too thin.
It’s just right.
The earth’s atmosphere is compared to the baby’s blanket.
The text goes on to explain facts about the blanket of air that surrounds the earth, greenhouse gases, and how the earth is getting too hot. But, how can people help?
There are things even little people can do like walk instead of travel in a car, turn off the lights, and recycle.
The upbeat text and Irene Chan’s bright colorful illustrations introduce young children to concepts that one is never too young to learn.
Author Ruth Spiro spends a tremendous amount of time researching the science for each of her books as she finds the most child friendly way to introduce the topics to young children. I’m amazed how she can take a complex subject like green energy and make it accessible for little ones. Best of all, they are fun to read aloud – even after the fiftieth time.
To learn more about Ruth Spiro and the Baby Loves series enjoy this post from the Writers’ Rumpus.
Book Baby gives BABY LOVES GREEN ENERGY her highest rating.