Will a boat sink if it sails into deep water? Should you fall asleep in a shady spot? Why does a cold glass get wet on the outside? In this boldly original book, a group of young friends ask intriguing questions about the world around them, inspiring readers to speculate, investigate and find out the answers for themselves.
Brenda and Stuart Naylor are the husband-and-wife team behind the Science on the Underground posters. They are ex-teachers and now train teachers at Manchester Metropolitan University. They developed science 'concept cartoons' in the course of their work with primary teachers and realised they had great potential for science teaching at all ages.
These colourful, striking books stand apart from other resources and will certainly help with the teaching and understanding of science as they are able to spark curiosity and fuel discussion in a simple and original manner.
Dr Anil Kumar (Glaxo Wellcome plc)
They are bright, colourful, very appealing and disarmingly simple in their presentation
John Austin, Channel 4 Schools
Wonderfully bright, exciting books which start science investigations off from the right beginning.
Barbara Higginbotham, Data Harvest
Fascinating, relevant and informative science books. You, the children and the parents won't be able to stop yourselves investigating!
Max de Boo, University of Hertfordshire
The books are delightful, with real science at the core.
John Crossman, Education Extra
If you feel children are never too young to start investigating the scientific world, you will enjoy The Snowman's Coat. [...] Nicely produced and laid-our, this little book would be useful for teaching or for holiday fun.
The Financial Times, July 2000
The series explores science topics using questions which grab children's attention and link science to real-life contexts. This vital connection to real-life experience makes the science content relevant to the child.
Child Education, Sept 2000
A terrific way of introducing your child to key scientific concepts at an early age...With clear descriptions and colourful illustrations, children are guided step-by-step to discover the answers.Each problem will stimulate lateral thinking, problem-solving and word recognition.
Children can discover science the fun way with these four colourful books filled with exciting experiments.
BFC, Jan 01