Kristen Nordstrom, author
Kristen Nordstrom is a full-time teacher at a STEAM Academy teaching biomimicry and other science topics. This Title I public elementary school was started by a group of dedicated teachers and one amazing principal to bring the power of hands-on science to second language learners and socio-economically challenged students. Kristen is a member of NSTA and Mimic Makers is her first book.
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Paul Boston, illustrator
Paul Boston is the author and illustrator of Map Your Way, Find Your Way Under the Sea, and several other children's books. He starts all his artwork with his trusty ballpoint pen and brings the drawings to bright, bold, busy life on his computer.
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A fun-loving daddy’s dedication is apparent in this slice-of-life board book. Leo, a brown-skinned boy with tight curls, full lips, and a broad nose, delights in playing with Daddy, who has equally clearly Black features. Leo wakes up to Daddy tickling his tummy. Then this superinvolved father fixes pancakes, dances, takes Leo on a bike ride, and tends to Leo’s scraped knee. Together they build with blocks, take a bath, and snuggle with a book before bed. Companion title Leo Loves Mommy follows a similar trajectory through the day. Leo builds a blanket fort with couch cushions, practices yoga, and paints with his mother, who also presents Black. After a bike ride, mommy’s lunch “is so flashy”: celery and carrot sticks turned into edible critters with fruit and nuts. The loving devotion of both parents is tangible and genuine, sweet but not cloying. Simple two-line sentences with unobtrusive rhymes across spreads provide descriptions of the activities and add vocabulary. Each spread illustrates one event against a clear solid color background, free of distracting decoration. Together they complete a full picture of a busy toddler’s day and his loving relationship with each parent. Ideal for parents, whether going it alone or together, and for the babies and toddlers they love.
You and the kids will soak up mind-blowing examples of how animals and plants inspire innovations in this book about biomimicry—when inventors take strategies found in nature and adapt them into technology. One cool case: A scientist came up with a way to prevent algae from growing on submarines by studying the skin of sharks. Short text blocks and bright illustrations make this topic approachable for the pre-K set.
ISBN: 978-1-63289-817-3 EPUB
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Page count: 48
11 x 81/2