Kimberly Brubaker Bradley is the author of Energy Makes Things Happen and Pop!, an Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children, in the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. She has a degree in chemistry from Smith College and lives with her husband and two children in Bristol, Tennessee.
A delightfully multicultural cast of characters demonstrate the
concepts, while accessible text makes physics kids' play.--Yellow
Brick Road Newsletter
This is an amazing compendium of 'kid friendly' explanations of Newton's Laws of Motion. It is a must purchase for elementary school libraries and classrooms. Colorful, fun, and cartoon-like illustrations pull the reader in, give a sense of playfulness, and illustrate the complex ideas contained in the pages. For the first time, I felt that the somewhat esot ric and intangible laws of how our universe behaves were reduced in ways that, without dumbing them down, made them accessible to a very young audience. The laws are stated, the explanations are clear, and then fun and real examples are given to reinforce the concept. Highly recommended.--Library Media Connection (Pam WattsFlavin, Children's Librarian, Arlington, Massachusetts; Professor, Lesley University)
With the clarity of language and logic of development that marks this reliable series, Bradley leads listeners (and older independent primary readers) through the principles of force, friction, and gravity that keep their world in predictable motion. Many an adult reader may feel less than confident with even elementary physics left far behind in high school, but Bradley walks everyone patiently through the tough bits. The multiethnic line-and-watercolor cast is chipper and active.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books