Kids Will Stick with Science
By Simon Basher
Kingfisher Books, $8.99, 16 pages
How can kids have more fun learning science and math? Parents and teachers need look no further than the Basher Science series. Created by illustrator and artist Simon Basher, each book in the collection inspires curiosity in youngsters. According to a recent study, American 15-year-olds rank 17th in science and 25th in math among their peers in 34 other countries. Anyone looking to help their kids gain an early appreciation for science will enjoy Basher Science Sticker Book: Science that Sticks!.
The book introduces young scientists to friendly superstars and contains over 60 removable stickers featuring Manga-inspired characters, each with its own crazy personality. Basher combines European graphic design with Japanese creation. Each character’s sticker fits into one of the following scenes: Solar System, Rocks and Minerals, Oceans, Weather, Astronomy, Planet Earth or a Physics and Chemistry lab. A colorful periodic table featuring every element aids in memorization. In the Rocks and Minerals section, kids will meet Talc, Diamond and Serpentine while learning about the Mohs scale of hardness. Four full pages of stickers provide informative, interactive fun for the whole family or classroom.
Reviewed by Kathryn Franklin