Top positive review
on 1 September 2011
Having ordered the hardcover edition, I was delighted to receive a good quality, signed copy. There is so much to know about the general theory of relativity and so many good books trying to explain it to adults, it is good to discover books trying to do the same for children.
I have always felt that learning should be enjoyable and, in this short, one hundred and twenty page book, it is just that. In a well-constructed story, young people will learn a great deal not only about Einstein and his theories but, when they look back, ways to inform and entertain at the same time.
I had just finished a story for my grandson when I discovered these; (he meets Einstein down "za vormhole in za space" and, later, Arthur Eddington on 29 May 1919 observing the solar eclipse to prove Einstein's theories). Reading this felt like reading a kindred spirit.
This is a good book to read to children, giving them a chance to ask questions, so mug up first!