New in the Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Stephen Hawking, the genius physicist and author.
When Stephen Hawking was a little boy, he used to stare up at the stars and wonder about the universe. Although he was never top of the class, his curiosity took him to the best universities in England: Oxford and Cambridge. It also led him to make one of the biggest scientific discoveries of the 20th century: Hawking radiation. This moving book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the brilliant physicist's life.
Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream.
This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children.
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I love this series. Every single book that I have read and reviewed from it is inspirational, information and perfect for that targeted age group. I love to highlight them whenever I can because I want to encourage you to have a collection of these stellar books.
Stephen Hawking was born in Oxford to a very eccentric and intellectual family. " His parents loved science, as did Stephen and his three siblings. They all ate dinner with a knife, a fork, and the company of a good book."
When he was a wee boy he used to stare out his bedroom window up at the stars and ponder the universe's magnitude and hidden mysteries. Although Stephen was not the smartest in his class his peers dubbed him "Einstein". Why one day he built a computer from clock parts and an old telephone as his assigned science project. He put curiosity ahead of his daily school work and his mind was always buzzing with possibilities. He attended Oxford and Cambridge Universities and he longed to solve the mysteries of the universe.
Unfortunately he was diagnosed with a paralyzing illness and his whole world drastically changed. He came to terms with his physical ailment and was determined to use his mind to reach heights that had never been reached before. He worked hard, studied hard, got married and fathered three children. He lost his voice, but that did not deter his pressing on and with a new robotic one he dictated books and interactived vigorously with the scientific world. He went on to make one of the biggest scientific discoveries of the 20th century: Hawking radiation. He was an inspiration to humanity on so many levels.
This board book contains high quality illustrations that are colourful and engaging. They enrich the text for young readers to get a visual understanding of Stephen Hawking's life and achievements. The author has included a more thorough biography and timeline of Stephen's life at the end of the book.
This book would be a lovely addition not only to read in a home setting, but in a classroom and to place in a school library also. In fact when I was an elementary school librarian I would have ordered the entire series to adorn my shelves. This book is highly, highly recommend. I will wrap up with my favourite quote from the book:
"No matter how difficult life may seem there is always something you can do and succeed at."