When I saw there were STEM Fairy Tales I was ALL IN on reading them. If you’re not aware, STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and I am all about young kids (especially girls!) learning all they can about STEM early. This book is a retelling of The Billy Goats Gruff with a STEM twist. (Did I mention this book is narrated by a gnome? Can it get any better than that?) In between the story about the goats, the gnome fills us in about bridges and gives information about them from an engineering standpoint but in an easy to understand way. There’s also a list of his favorite bridges which makes me feel better because I have a list too! This story was really funny in addition to being really informative and it is never too early to get your kids into engineering!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I was not otherwise compensated.
About the Book
A fresh look into the classic tale of Hansel and Gretel from a scientific point of view. Explains STEM concepts as they appear in the story and gives readers a new perspective on an old favorite fable. Includes a glossary and bibliography for further reading.
Dr. Gnome-It-All is host of the most popular internet show found on the World Wondrous Web—STEM Stream. In graphic-style format, he teaches his audience about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, while entertaining them with adaptations of timeless fairy tales. STEM Fairy Tales explains science concepts as they appear in the story and gives readers a new perspective on favorite fables.