Author: Mariela Kleiner
Illustrated by: Viviana Garofoli
Publisher: Meet Books, LLC
My thoughts: This is a great introduction to Einstein and scientists for pre-school age kids. The illustrations are big and colorful, and there are not a lot of words on a page. It introduces kids to the concepts of light and all the different places and colors that we can find light. It also talks about gravity and how gravity keeps the earth, sun and moon where they are. At the end of the book are some questions for kids that will continue to help them relate these concepts to their everyday lives. Great book!
About the author: Mariela Kleiner was inspired to write this book when her daughter Hailey chose a grown-up book for her bedtime story, which happened to be Einstein's book, "Relativity." Hailey was a persistent two-year-old, so Mariela improvised the story of Albert Einstein so that her daughter could understand it. Starting with "Meet Albert Einstein. He is a scientist," the story for this book was born. This is Mariela's first childen's book publication. She currently lives in Northern California with her husband and two children.
About the illustrator: Viviana Garofoli was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she currently lives with her husband and two daughters, April and Emma. After pursuing a successful career in fine arts, Viviana changed her focus to illustrating children's books. Over the past 15 years, Viviana has illustrated over 20 children's books and has created illustrations for various editorials and textbooks in Argentina and Puerto Rico.
~I received a complimentary copy of this book from JKS Communications in exchange for my review.~
Publisher/Publication Date: Meet Books, LLC, March 1, 2011