Baby Scientist is an adorable board book series that brings fun, accessible science concepts to baby’s world using simple language, recognizable settings, and vibrant art. Read them all with your baby scientist! Baby Oceanographer explores the oceans. With his snorkel and mask, he looks at the animals and plants under the sea. What creatures are found deep down? Are waves in the ocean like waves in the bathtub? Find out with Baby Oceanographer! Don’t miss the other books in this series, including Baby Astronaut!
I really like the way that this book, and the others in its series, break down exciting STEM careers into activities, tasks, and questions that even pre-schoolers can understand, do, or pretend to do. Artistically, the illustrations and writing are fine. I do find myself wishing that the main character was a toddler or preschooler instead of a baby, because it would make it so much more relatable to the crowd that can actually use and enjoy the book.
Dr. Laura Gehl holds a BA in psychology from Yale University and a PhD in neuroscience from Georgetown. She has nearly twenty years of experience teaching and writing about science for elementary, middle, and high school students. Dr. Gehl’s debut picture book, One Big Pair of Underwear, was the inaugural winner of the CBC/MSRI Mathical Prize, a Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title, and a Booklist Best Books for Youth Editors’ Pick. Dr. Gehl frequently speaks at schools, bringing science into many of her presentations. She lives in Maryland.