These books are without a doubt the definitive and most entertaining biographies of scientists for young readers. Author and artist Mike Venezia provides hilarious, cartoon-style illustrations to complement his easy-to-read text and full-color reproductions of the scientists' sketches and notebooks....
|Title||:||Marie Curie: Scientist Who Made Glowing Discoveries|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Marie Curie: Scientist Who Made Glowing Discoveries Reviews
Mike Venezia has turned his short biographies into an entire cottage industry, churning them out like non-fiction lace doilies or biographical jars of jam.The text is extremely good, very informative, and a good introduction to the subject. My only quibble is his cartoons. His format is that each volume has a cartoon on the cover, and often it's just not funny. Worse, it is then repeated on the inside, slightly modified and with a different punchline...and it's still not funny. This volume has "humorous" cartoons about subjects ranging from the oppression of the Poles by the Russian Czars to the dangerous effects of radiation, interspersed with ones which are actually mildly amusing. I know he's a cartoonist, but in this series, he needs an editor who can tell him when a joke is falling flat. In his volume on Dr. Charles Drew, famous for his work on blood transfusions, Venezia includes not one, but two stale vampire jokes, both with punchlines that don't quite work.On the positive side, these books can be shown to kids who don't want to read a long book on the person, but just want an overview. Also, they're good for helping kids to decide on a topic for a report, since the Venezia books can be easily read in one short sitting.So, if you can get past a few cringeworthy cartoons, these books are great.
Like the last 'Gettin to know' book that I read of Venezia's (Picasso), I was equally impressed with the factual information, mixed with illustrations and historical photos/paintings in a concise form for children and up. I can't wait to have kids so that I can gift them with these books. Until then, there are the nieces and nephews. :)
super interesting lots and lots of information
This was a good book over all. To me it probably would be better if it was horror or mystery,but if you were looking for a good resource for a project I would definitely recommend this to you. It probably could've had more info about the pitchblend and where it came from but other than that I would say that it was a good book.
It was a good book overall. I gave it 4 stars because it could have better info about were Marie Curie got the pitchblend. The book tossed in a few jokes that were funny. Definitely I would recommend this to a little kid that wants to learn about Marie Curie. She was a very smart woman. I think this book would inspire young girls to go out and discover all sort of stuff, I would read more by this author she is a good one.
It's a good book if you want to find out where X-ray machine were first made.