Scientist Academy by Steve Martin - Book Review
This week we were asked to take a look at the new Autumn 2017 season of Ivy Kids books. There where some are lovingly designed books created to get kids making, creating, thinking, playing and dreaming. Covering all sorts of areas, including contemporary kids’ crafts, educational art activities, and fresh nonfiction topics, these books will get kids of all ages imagining, innovating, and above all, having fun!
Evie chose a book called Scientist Academy by Steve Martin.
The book was fantastic! The images and information is top quality and both my girls really enjoyed it. There are parts to do and fill in, but also we loved the amount of information in there like a reading book rather than just a workbook. Poppy loved learning how to create her own map and spent around an hour really looking and thinking about where buildings sat relation to train lines and rivers.
There are stickers to mark completed pages, this works really well. Keeping kids moving through the book and eager to learn. There is lots of great information for starting conversations and topics with your kids, from learning about planets to forensics.
The book is priced at around £9.99 but it does have a great quality feel to it and we did spend ages on each page.
The girls enjoyed all the activities we did and they are looking forward to doing some of the experiments. A large part of this book will need to be done at home as the experiments do require items you won't have on days out or visits to the swimming baths. (We do a lot of our reading and workbooks whilst watching each child in turn at clubs and lessons.)
We really rated this book and the girls gave it 10/10 on many aspects. The illustrations and the quality of the book are very high and it does feel like a treat rather than just another workbook.