5 Stars Out Of 5
Great biography for grabbing kids' interest
March 15, 2011
One of my favorite ways to teach science, especially for elementary ages, is to read biographies of scientists. There is something about reading these stories -- perseverance, dedication, commitment -- that makes the science the individuals are involved in so much more accessible and fascinating.
I think as a read-aloud, this works for a range of ages. My five year old didn't much care, but my 10, 12 and nearly 14 year olds absolutely loved the book. The nearly 7 year old was intrigued as well, particularly loving the gorgeous photos.
This autobiographical book was well-written, and compelling. Getting into the head of someone who actually walked on the moon was pretty incredible, even for me -- and I've never been particularly fascinated by all that space stuff.
I highly, highly recommend this book. It is a keeper.
Disclaimer: I received this book for free from New Leaf Publishing Group. No other compensation was received. The fact that I received a complimentary product does not guarantee a favorable review.