I'm a Neutrino: Tiny Particles in a Big Universe (Meet the Universe)

I'm a Neutrino: Tiny Particles in a Big Universe (Meet the Universe)
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March 22, 2022
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An accessible and visually arresting picture book about one of the universe's most mysterious particles for the youngest scientific minds

Before you finish reading this sentence, trillions upon trillions of neutrinos will have passed through your body. Not sure what a neutrino is? Get an up-close-and-personal introduction in this dazzling picture book from MIT Kids Press, told in lilting rhyme from the neutrino’s point of view and filled with mind-bending, full-bleed illustrations that swirl and splash the cosmos to life. Some of the smallest bits of matter known to exist—and they exist everywhere—neutrinos are inspiring cutting-edge and Nobel Prize–winning research. Here, playful text and watercolor illustrations blended with photographs distill the concept of these mysterious particles down to its essence. “Know Your Neutrinos” end notes provide context for each spread, amplifying the science and making complex astrophysics and physics concepts approachable. This indispensable STEM title urges children to dream of contributing their own discoveries.

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I’M A NEUTRINO teaches children about the tiny particles in the universe that children don’t realize exist. Before going into detail about them, the author gives the reader a background of what makes up matter and electrons and protons. This is a great introduction to physics for young readers.

The illustrations are a blast of vibrant colors that are stunning. My little girl loves the depiction of the neutrinos, stating they’re cute, and she enjoys counting them. I like how in the back of the book there’s a “Know Your Neutrinos” section and it offers more information about them. Like how neutrinos can’t be seen by the naked eye and the illustrations are for fun. If children enjoy this book, there’s a section that gives suggestions for more reading.

Final Verdict: I’M A NEUTRINO is perfect for children while enjoy science and learning about matters that make up the universe. This is an enjoyable children's book that both teaches and entertains.
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