This book is a great introduction to both Albert Einstein and his work, and I like that. It also sweetly delivers important messages--that curiosity is powerful, that thinking about the unknown is exciting, and that you don't need to fit in to accomplish great things--and I love that. The illustrative style is simple, distinctive, and fun, and the text is concise yet powerful. I am always happy for a good non-fiction or STEM book to add to our collection, and this is a great one.
Jennifer Berne has been a long-time contributor to Nick Jr. Magazine, and a writer for both print and TV. She has published numerous award-winning books for kids, including On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein (Chronicle), Calvin Look Out! (Sterling), and Manfish: A Story of Jacques Cousteau (Chronicle). Jennifer lives in the rolling hills of Columbia County, NY. In summer she migrates up to Maine to live aboard her sailboat. Keith Bendis’s work has appeared in the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Fortune, and Time. Keith was the illustrator for William Safire’s “On Language” column in the New York Times Magazine, and for 10 books including Calvin Look Out! (Sterling). He lives on an old farm in Columbia County, NY.