Title: Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein
Author: Dan Brown
Illustrator: Carol Goldberg
Reviewed by: Alex G., Grade V
The book Odd Boy Out is about the story of Albert Einstein and important details of his life how he struggled as a child at home and in school.
For his parents he was a fat, angry and odd boy.For his teachers he was disinterested in school work and even one teacher said he would "never get anywhere in life." But for the world he was a genius.
Albert Einstein was born in Ulm Germany 1879, lived in Munich and as a young adult he moved to Milan Italy. As an adult he found a job in Switzerland in a government library for new inventions. Albert Einstein marries and becomes a father. He died in New Jersey in 1955.
I learned about Albert Einstein's life. Some unusual information i learned was that he loved playing violin especially Mozart, he was a great mathematician, he hated school and every subject with the exception of music and math.
What intrigued me the most about Albert Einstein was how his teachers thought he would never get anywhere in life but then he became a genius earning the nobel prize.
Some of the questions I have after reading the book are:
1. Why was he interested in math?
2. Why was he so interested in Mozart?
3. Why was he angry all the time?
Overall I liked the illustrations in the book because the illustrator used cartoon expressions to tell the story so it made it more fun for me.
I particularly liked the page where Albert Einstein is walking with the baby carriage and in the black background there are symbols of numbers, letters and rays of light. illustrating with those symbols probably everything that was going inside his mind.
I liked this book and will recommend it to others because it was short, easy to read but with great information to learn more about the life of Albert Einstein.
I personally think this is a great book for readers that have a great interest in history.
Reviewed by: Daniel M., Grade III
The book is about the life of Albert Einstein, especially his childhood. It shows us how Albert Einstein was as a child and him growing up at home and in school.
I learned that Albert Einstein was an angry child and that he frustrated his teachers. I also learned that he moved to Italy with special permission.
The pictures help tell the story and do not distract me from reading the book.
I would recommend this book because it is interesting and gives information about Albert Einstein as a child.
Title: Blockhead: The Life of Fibonacci
Author: Joseph D'Agnese
Illustrator: John O'Brien
Reviewed by: Nikolas C., Grade III
Rating: ******* (yes, you counted correctly- 7 Stars!)
This book is about Leonardo Fibonnaci who is is a person that changed the way the world saw numbers. It all started when he was a little boy and he was thinking about numbers and solving math problems. His teacher Maestro didn't like him thinking and called him a Blockhead. Everyone else laughed. Fibonnaci loved numbers and found math everywhere in nature, like at the beach, in Africa, in the city of Pisa.
Leonardo Fibonnaci found a special pattern of numbers that is found in nature. The pattern starts like this: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55, 89, 144, 233, 377. You can find these numbers in things like flowers, fruits, star fish, sea shells. When you put them together they can form a spiral.
I love how at the end of the book you can go back at the pictures and find things in them because it tells you what to look for on the last page. It gives you things to think about.
I loved the book because it has math and I love math. The most important message of the book is that you should do what you like and makes you happy. When you know what makes you happy, you should work hard and learn all you can about it so that you can change the world! What makes me happiest is tennis. It is a fun game and I would like to be a pro when I grow up. My dream is to win Wimbledon!
PJS Students, Families, Teachers, and Staff
Read anything good lately? Submit your own book reviews and find out what others have been reading.