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5.0 out of 5 stars Ties things together beautifully!, October 28, 2013
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This review is from: On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein (Kindle Edition)
My precocious five year old read this aloud to herself and her little brother(after some convincing from the that she would actually like it, since it wasn't about princesses) and THOROUGHLY enjoyed it! It was very relatable because it starts out talking about Einstein as a child and gives cute quirky details from his later life (like how he didn't like to wear socks) and progresses on from there. We had recently talked about atoms and how everything was made from them, and it gave some nice examples to illustrate the concept, which is a difficult one for young children to conceptualize. It was also a great lesson about how people eventually use math to make great discoveries (good motivation for persevering and figuring out that stubborn word problem in your homework). It definitely puts all that math homework into perspective.

In general, I would say that this book is appropriate for the third grade and up set in terms of content and readability (there are a few difficult words) but it really is a well-written, beautiful, and simple summary of the life of Albert Einstein. It also has gorgeous illustrations, so it is the whole package. Highly recommend for your budding scientist or mathematician.
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