by John Devolle
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Pub Date 6 Sep 2022 | Archive Date 10 Jul 2022
Pushkin Press, Pushkin Children's Books
The perfect picturebook to introduce little minds to big ideas!
Atoms combines bold, colourful illustrations with jokes and incredible facts to explain some amazing scientific concepts in terms that a four-year-old can understand-from atomic theory to the Big Bang, evolution and the fact that you, your dog and everyone you know are all actually made of stardust!
Average rating from 22 members
Atoms is a fantastically illustrated book about atoms and how they make up everything in the universe!! I liked the simple language and approachability of this book. It would be a great for a young child learning science. The pictures certainly would help keep a child's interest.
Absolutely loved how colourful and engaging this book is. The images make the more complex terminology simple and in context. Loved the descriptions of the scientific language on the pages where it is used. Such a great idea and really helpful! Will definitely use this book during science lessons with the younger children at my school.
'Atoms' by John Devolle is a fun introduction to atoms for young learners. The art is graphic and exciting. Each page includes a fun bit of science paired with colorful and dynamic illustrations. Greatly enjoyable.
WHO SHOULD READ IT: This is not an in-depth science book just an introduction to what an atom is for young learners (it is appropriate down to pre-K ages). Note, it does mention the Big Bang.
Thank you @Netgalley and @SteerforthPress for early access to this ARC in return for an unbiased and voluntary review
Definitely loved this! Though it isn't for adults, children will surely find this intriguing and learn about atoms from this book. The illustrations and graphics were attractive and will hook the reader into the world of atoms and stardust.
Learning that I'm made of stardust is pretty cool. This book makes learning fun and makes one want to learn more about atoms and how they work
Visually it was a book that kept the attention of children, the illustrations are detailed and fun to look at. Atoms by John Devolle is an incredible introduction to Science. The explanations from Devolle are perfect for young children to comprehend what an Atom is and what that means to us, as humans. It is filled with fun and a bit silly but educational, which is the best way to get children to understand certain concepts and topics. A great book to introduce Science to a child.
Hands down, one of my favorite nonfiction kids’ books in a while! The illustrations alone are enough to captivate me and the information was easy to understand, but also intriguing!
Really fascinating (not just for the children) I love the idea we are all made of stardust. A lovely narrative that leaves room along the way for little discussions. Just be prepared for LOTS of questions and whys😂
This is a wonderful short little picture book. Perfect for little readers and works as a great introduction to science and the science of atoms. It’s colourful, eye catching, simple and beautifully drawn and illustrated.
Atoms, physics and the complex notion of the start of the universe are expertly handled here. Laying the foundations for future understanding of the fact we are all made up of atoms (as is your dog and everything around you) and the origin of where they all came from. It’s simplistic yes, but needed when introducing such difficult scientific disciplines to young audiences.
It’s a great addition to any little scientists bookshelf and written for four year olds comprehension.
This non-fiction picture book teaches young readers about the atom. By explaining the size of an atom and how many are required to make up objects around us, as well as an explanation that everything is made up of atoms, the book does an excellent job giving readers a clear understanding about a difficult scientific concept. The pictures are interesting and very detailed. There is also a lot of colour contrast, for example, a bright yellow sun against and dark night sky filled with colourful stars and planets, or a dark silhouette of a person filled with colourful dots on a bright yellow background. The font is easy to read and is black on light, plain coloured backgrounds. I think that young readers will enjoy this book and that it will encourage them to inquire more about the idea of atoms and what is everything made up of. I would recommend this book for children in the age 6-11 range. As a grade 3 teacher I could definitely see this book in my classroom library. Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book!
Atoms is a very bright and vibrant book about atoms. It's simply written so that younger kids can understand atoms. I would recommend this book for lower elementary or an introduction to atoms in science class. Thank you #netgalley for a copy of this book.
Beautifully designed picture book about a scientific topic. I will definitely purchase for my library and recommend it to others.
Very cute and a great introduction for children into the topic of science. It's fun and interactive in a way that I'm sure will spark curiosity in young minds.
I really loved this book!
The illustrations are fun and the pages are bright and bold.
The text is informative and much more enjoyable to read than some other non-fiction baby books.
I genuinely have every intention of adding a copy of this book to my daughter's bookcase.
Thank you to NetGalley, the publisher, and the author for giving me a free digital copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review.
What a great children's book! The illustration is gorgeous and I love how the colours are so bold - I think it makes the already interesting topic even more fascinating while the actual content is explained in a very approachable way. I think this will be a fabulous addition to any kid's book collection. Thank you NetGalley and Pushkin Press for this copy
A very colorful and cute picture book that would be a great introduction to atoms. The reader will leave knowing that everything is made out of atoms. It also touches on the Big Bang and cells.
I love science. And I love science books for kids. You're never too young to start learning. Simple, digestible info with great, colourful illustrations.
A surprisingly effective early look at atoms, that proves you can never be too young to start learning about anything (well, there are limits, but you get the sentiment). It starts by seemingly going on too long about how everything is made up of atoms, and then speeds us through the big bang and to the fact we're made of star fragments to some extent, and that's it. So while the balance may seem off, the target audience won't be completely lost and will have taken something on at least. And they will have liked the quirky design as well, which has quite the singular style but still is well in keeping with its topic. Four and a half stars.
by John Devolle
I received a digital copy of this picture book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I read this book with my five and nine year old boys. With the tone of the language and pictures however I feel it could reasonably read to children as young as 2 or 3 if the narrator is animated enough with their performance.
This is a wonderful intro to STEM topics. Including basic elements like people, a dog and dinosaurs (always a big hit with preschoolers) makes the book accessible to younger children. Including more complex information with the asterisks supports holding the interest of older children also.
This is an excellent pick for libraries and home libraries of families interested in STEM topics. 5/5
Any book that takes something from being smaller than a dog to turning me into Stardust is a win in my book. This book is a super simple explanation of what an atom is and what it makes up. The reader also gets a brief history lesson on where these come from. Which all in turn leads to humans being made of Stardust. I loved everything between the way the story is told and particularly the illustrations that make me think of the old 60s and 70s educational shorts like what you might find on the Disney Channel.
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