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It’s not a bad book, I was just disappointed by the choice of scientists to highlight.
Reviewed in the United States on December 11, 2018
I’ll start by saying this is one of my sons favorite books, his favorite has always been This Little President and I was hoping this would be a nice addition, so it does do the job, however I have a problem with the scientists chosen. In fact, every scientist on the last page getting a mini blurb I think could have deserved an actual page over some that were chosen. Not all were bad, but I think at least 3 or 4 of the pages could have gone to a much more interesting scientist. I don’t think it’s a bad idea to shed light on some lesser known scientists, but for a children’s book highlighting only a few, I’d love it to focus on someone more well known.
Similarly, I think this book did a great job of showing that women can be just as important as male scientists, since their are more women than men in the book, however Rachel Carson and Annie Easley are household names that I think should have been included.