I wouldn't usually expect this book to be my cup of tea. This or this would be more expected of my borne interests. And, if you have been visiting and enjoying what we share here, maybe more likely yours too.
But, books are often filled with surprises. The Disappearing Spoon was. Quirky, inspiring history. Amazing science made readable. Surprising facts. The Periodic Table of Elements made simple—and yes—very interesting indeed. And, I found out how that disappearing spoon disappeared...
Good with a cup of warm tea, I read for a bit. Until my last tea sip. Then more on a road trip—until I had finished it.
And, the best part. Our nine-year-old saw it. She fell in love with the elements. Everything about them. And has begun her element collection in a tall wooden file drawer. And, now her mind is in another just-as-wowing book.
Oh, what an unexpectedly good (science) book will do.
✮ Endnote—I do judge a book by its cover. I can't help it. I have designed to many covers not to. So, I suppose I was originally drawn to the interesting cover, above. And, this science book for younger children, below. I like a book that is good on the inside and outside. Besides, It is pretty wonderful that you can buy the vintage-look book, below, then get an original painting done by the illustrator too.
Our recent additions to our you make do™ shop: classic train party, sweet bees party (with hand-drawn bees and sunflowers), and star flowers designed by our sweet 7-year-old. ©heather cahoon • wordplayhouse®
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