No worries! I'm here to help along with a plethora of amazing author talent and publishing house know how to bringing to the spotlight a few titles that just might be your best friend for a few days, or few hours this season. So grab your beach towel, some sunscreen, and pull up a chair, it's time to dive into a pool of bookish fun! Today's category is...
Sounds odd and yet it works. Think about it. Most people (especially those with children) have a rather unusual assortment of items on their fridge doors. From magnets to reminders, photos to drawings, coupons to advertisements, it's a mish mosh of madness just waiting to happen...and happen it does. One moment, Walden is standing in the kitchen pouting about doing the same old same old, the next he's being pulled into the cluster of papery wonders magnetized just behind his head. He'll dive beneath the ocean, visit his grandparents once upon a time, battle a sword wielding space alien, and...perhaps make it back home in time to do what was actually requested of him. Perhaps. *smirk*
A grand time to be had that reminds us why family is so important, the power of imagination, and to be careful what you hang on that fridge door...for adventures sake.
Here, we learn about the man behind electricity as we know it today. I know what you're thinking, EDISON was the genius who discovered this form of power and yes, you are correct, BUT his was a direct current while Tesla's focused on alternating currents. Now, I know that sounds over most of our heads but what it boils down to is that while the former was good, it was more costly and limited how far power could be sent as well as how long parts would last in the machines it motorized. Tesla's version took away those limitations and eventually brought us the access we take for granted today...but the road to get there was anything but smooth. I mean, think about it. If something isn't broken, why fix it? If an idea is in motion, why change its course? BECAUSE, my friends, that is the genius of creativity and those ideas along with a few like minds to bring it to fruition are what keep our world the ever changing, ever improving, ever striving place we live today.
So, for some great edutainment complete with wonderful illustrations that really bring the whole package together, I highly recommend not only this release from the talented Monica Kulling, but the Great Ideas series in full.