Friday, January 30, 2015

ReadItdaddy's Book of the Week - Week Ending 30th January 2015 - "Rebel Science" by Dan Green and David Lyttleton (Templar Publishing)


Rebel Science

Written by Dan Green

Illustrated by David Lyttleton

Published by Templar Books

Science is magic by any other name to children, and for some kids the scientists behind some of the most astonishing theories and discoveries of the last two centuries are like magicians. Most will learn a good dose of science early on in school but others (like Charlotte) will have their curiosity piqued enough to demand gorgeous books like these, that celebrate scientists in a language kids can understand, with dazzling visuals to knock their socks off too.

"Rebel Science" by Dan Green and David Lyttleton celebrates scientists who may be more renowned for being a bit maverick, a bit more "out there" with their ideas but true scientific pioneers in their particular fields.

We instantly fell in love with the presentation of "Rebel Science" that dishes up gorgeous double-page-spread after double-page-spread of facts and figures, mad experiments, crazy theories and of course most importantly the personalities behind some of the world's greatest scientific discoveries. It does so in a slightly cheeky and irreverent way, but I think the likes of Einstein, Newton and Curie would probably quite like it that way!

We couldn't resist a bit more research into some of the awesome scientists detailed in this book, but I think Charlotte was genuinely disappointed in a couple of cases, to find out (in her own words) that "most of them look old fashioned and ordinary! Not like in the book!"

Out of the mouths of babes!

"Rebel Science" is out soon from Templar Publishing. Whack on your lab coat, grab a couple of test tubes and DO SOME SCIENCE!

Charlotte's best bit: Rather too much grisly enjoyment of passages detailing pioneers who chopped up poor folk to discover more about the human body!

Daddy's Favourite bit: A rocktastic rap-battling celebration of cool science deliciously presented and wonderfully illustrated. It's blinding us - WITH SCIENCE!

(Kindly sent to us for review by Templar Publishing)

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