Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Ordinary People Change the World: I AM ALBERT EINSTEIN by Brad Meltzer / Book Review #OrdinaryPeopleChangeTheWorld

Ordinary People Change The World is a fantastic series for kids. Let me rephrase that, it's great for adults as well. I've enjoyed reading these books along side my children. I'm thrilled to have the chance to spotlight the entire series though out the month of February, here on Mundie Kids. Check out my reviews for other books in the  Ordinary People Change The World series, here. This is such a great series to pick up! You can't go wrong with reading any of these books. Today I'm thrilled to share my review for I AM ALBERT EINSTEIN

By: Brad Meltzer
Illustrated by: Christopher Eliopoulos
Published by: Dial Books for Young Readers
Released on: September 16th, 2014 
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Rating: 5 Owlets - I Loved It
*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review

We can all be heroes. That’s the inspiring message of this New York Times Bestselling picture book biography series from historian and author Brad Meltzer.

Even when he was a kid, Albert Einstein did things his own way. He thought in pictures instead of words, and his special way of thinking helped him understand big ideas like the structure of music and why a compass always points north. Those ideas made him want to keep figuring out the secrets of the universe. Other people thought he was just a dreamer, but because of his curiosity, Einstein grew up to be one of the greatest scientists the world has ever known.

What makes a hero? This lively, fun biography series by best-selling author Brad Meltzer answers the question, one great role model at a time.

"There's nothing foolish about dreaming big and being curious."

Albert Einstein was a thinker. He was very smart and sometimes people wouldn't understand him or how he saw things. He saw the world a little bit different than we did. We was very smart. He wanted to know how the world worked. He never gave up on learning about things around him, and trying to understand how things worked. He educated himself, and discovered new things. He came up with new ideas that people didn't always understand, because his way of thinking was different than theirs was. 

"Curiosity is one of the most powerful forces in nature."

From a young age, people thought that Albert was different. He never let that get to him. We're all different. Being different is what makes us all unique. Albert didn't let what others say, ruin his love of learning or coming up with new ideas and discoveries. He never gave up, even when others thought he was silly or his ideas where silly. He always believed in himself. He kept at it. He worked for years on his ideas. Eventually it paid off. Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. His theory or relativity forever changed how we understand the universe.  

"The more questions you ask, the more answers you'll find. And the more beauty you'll uncover in the universe." 

Albert is a great example of embracing our differences. Do not let what other people say about you, get to you. Albert loved to learn. He asked a lot of questions. He looked for answers. He discovered some incredible things that no one else did, all because of his love of learning. Like every book in this fabulous series, at the end of the story is a quote, along with pictures, and facts about this incredible person! This is another fantastic book to pick up and add to your personal, classroom or public library.


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I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

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