In very simple and very understandable words – sometimes only one per page – Jason Chin explains what gravity does and why it is so important. He doesn’t say what it is until an Afterword, in which he supplies more (but not exceedingly) complex details about gravity. I think he does a great job.
The watercolor illustrations also by Chin are striking, while also playful and fun, choosing objects to depict that will resonate with children.
The author said in an interview:
“I want kids to read my books and be really excited about the topic and want to know more .… I want the books to be something that gets them curious and makes them wonder, and sparks their imaginations.”
He certainly achieves his goals.
Evaluation: This book offers a great way to get small kids (lower elementary) interested in science.
Published by Roaring Brook Press, an imprint of Macmillan, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings, 2014