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Baby Loves Quantum Physics! (Baby Loves Science) Board book – September 5, 2017
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Spiro takes Schroedinger's cat and makes it a little kinder to help little ones understand quantum physics. While the book doesn't really explain why this is physics, it does a fine job explaining this particular conundrum. A great niche book for a science lover of any size -- and a good gift for a science teacher on any level.
—Kiss the Book
To be fair, I like Spiro's other board book out this year, Baby Loves Thermodynamics, but of the two this one has my heart. Here is the description on the back: "Play hide-and-seek with Schrodinger's famous feline." You read that right, except in this case the cat is both asleep and not asleep when it is in the box. Dead cats are shockingly absent from board books these days.
—A Fuse #8 Production
About the Author
Ruth Spiro is the author of the Baby Loves Science series, published by Charlesbridge. These adorably illustrated board books contain expert-reviewed science, yet are simple enough for the very youngest readers. Another new picture book series, Made by Maxine, will be published by Penguin/Dial beginning in 2018. Her debut picture book, Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist (Dutton), won awards from Writer's Digest and Willamette Writers and was a Bank Street College of Education Best Book of the Year. Ruth is a frequent speaker at schools and conferences, and recent presentations include the Early Childhood STEM Conference at CalTech and the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books. Visit Ruth on her website here.
Irene Chan is the illustrator of Baby Loves Quarks! and Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering! She is also an art director, designer, artist, and amateur photographer. She currently lives in Atlanta, GA. Visit Irene at www.eneri.net.