Thursday, August 23, 2012

I Galileo by Bonnie Christensen

Galileo had deep intelligence, a love of math and science, and ended up imprisoned in his home.  How could this happen to great man of science?

Alfred A Knopf shared this educational picture book with me for review.  It has been published so you can get a copy at your local bookstore now.

This is a well put together short biography of the scholar's life.  The illustrations are bright and colorful.  You learn that in the days of Galileo's life, different ideas were not well accepted.  Scholars were not admired, they were feared.

I never knew Galileo's father was a musician.  That was part of why Galileo got interested interested in measurements and movements.

What he learned still stands.  He was right in his thoughts and while he might not have been respected in his day, he has a place in history now.

This is an easy way to teach your child about this scholar and teach them a bit about the planet and the stars.

Happy reading.

1 comment:

Shan said...

Books that teach at a kids' level are great because as they learn so can you. We often have papers and such to write through our school years but more often than not get the technical stuff. Nice to see the human side ie re his father, not being accepted because of different ideas.