I Am Albert Einstein
Ordinary People Change the World
About the book....
We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer.
Even when he was a kid, Albert Einstein did things his own way. He thought in pictures instead of words, and his special way of thinking helped him understand big ideas like the structure of music and why a compass always points north. Those ideas made him want to keep figuring out the secrets of the universe. Other people thought he was just a dreamer, but because of his curiosity, Einstein grew up to be one of the greatest scientists the world has ever known.
What makes a hero? This lively, fun biography series by best-selling author Brad Meltzer answers the question, one great role model at a time.
Was he always the great scientific mind we came to know? NO! Surprise, surprise. It took time, energy, and diligence for the way he saw the world to jive with the reality of it all, but once it did....BOOM! Pure magic that changed the way we see things in so many ways.
In every installment of this series, we've met someone that could have been your best friend, loved one, neighbor, or even ourselves, that went on to do great and memorable things that changed the world. That's the beauty of it. It reminds us that the everyday is not just the every day...it can be more, it can be better, BIGGER, and surprising in ways we never imagined. Don't count anyone out because they may be the one to really blow the lid off something you found beyond confounding...or perhaps that person may be YOU!
Now, I've had the pleasure of reading and sharing several of the titles in this series, but in lieu of JUST a review, this tour begged for something more. That's right. We're making things interactive and bringing YOU into the picture...so to speak. ^-^ When presented with the question of "what add in to ADD in" for this particular story, I admit...I was stumped! It took thinking, pondering, and a well timed conversation with an associate at work (Thanks Anya!) for something to really STICK. There was the science experiment angle, but I didn't really feel making play dough or growing rock candy was thrilling enough (though both are rather fun and you should try them some time!). There was the E=MC squared angle, but let's face it, I'm not a rocket scientist myself and short of displaying the imagery and inviting you to play Einstein yourselves, that was the extent of that fun time addition. But wait..."invite you to play Einstein"...now there's an idea!
I AM ALBERT EINSTEIN
Arts & Crafts Tie In
....create a FACE of sorts for you to BECOME ALBERT EINSTEIN! A few pencil strokes here, a marker or two there, and a cut out for your eyes and nose and TADA! Instant photo op to be the man himself....and one I couldn't resist myself...
That's only the beginning!
You can take selfies, groupies, share it with friends, convince your family to join in, or take that base image and EXPAND! I couldn't stop at just one and was inspired by the wonderful illustrations included in this title so I took it upon myself to get gussied up as the little dude himself....
How do I look?