My mini humans were instantly won over by this book title as Daddy is an engineer and they think the book is fab, as do I!
An Engineer Like Me is an absolutely brilliant picture book introducing readers to engineering, sharing the joy of discovery and celebrating women in STEM.
Zara is curious about a great many things and her knowledgable Gran is on hand to to answer lots of her questions….”how does a lift work?” “What’s Wi-Fi for?” How do planes fly?
As they venture out for the day readers are informed on so much factual information thanks to Gran sharing knowledge and answering all of Zara’s questions. Readers are introduced to engineers from around the world including Alicia Boler Davis, Fazlur Rahman Khan and Leonardo Da Vinci. Gran knows so much and Zara has a great surprise once all their jobs are complete.
Amongst the wonderfully, engaging illustrations by Nadia Sarell you have author Shini Somara advocating STEM education. True to the title of the book Shini is an engineer who you may be familiar with as she has fronted a number of science programmes.
The “How do engineers solve problems” page caused quite a stir as my girls have tried this experiment but would happily do it again. How wonderful though that the book also shares two things that readers can try. Lots of post reading fun to be had.
Publishing on the 3rd September, this would be a fantastic book for many a bookshelf.
Disclaimer: We were delighted to receive this book from publishers Wren and Rook, thank you! All words and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.