Baby Loves Quantum Physics!
Big, brainy science for the littlest listeners.Accurate enough to satisfy an expert, yet simple enough for baby, this clever board book engages readers in a game of hide-and-seek with Schrodinger's famous feline. Can cat be awake and asleep at the same time? Beautiful, visually stimulating illustrations complement age-appropriate language to encourage baby's sense of wonder. Parents and caregivers may learn a thing or two, as well!With tongue firmly in cheek, the Baby Loves Science series introduces highly intellectual science concepts to the littlest learners.

Baby Loves Quantum Physics! Details

TitleBaby Loves Quantum Physics!
Author
ReleaseSep 5th, 2017
PublisherCharlesbridge Publishing
ISBN-139781580897693
Rating
GenreScience, Childrens, Picture Books

Baby Loves Quantum Physics! Review

  • Jacob
    January 1, 1970
    I mean... kids gotta know these deep questions! Is the cat asleep or awake in the box or both?
  • Becky
    January 1, 1970
    First sentence: Baby loves Cat! Meow! Sometimes Cat likes to hide. Where is Cat now? Baby wants to find him! Is Cat here? Or here? Cat is in the box!Premise/plot: Baby has found Cat. Cat is in the box! Will Cat be awake? Will Cat be asleep? In this simple board book, Spiro explains quantum physics in one little sentence: "In quantum physics, until Baby looks in the box, Cat is both asleep and awake."My thoughts: I really enjoyed this one! I do love cats. I love cats more than science honestly, b First sentence: Baby loves Cat! Meow! Sometimes Cat likes to hide. Where is Cat now? Baby wants to find him! Is Cat here? Or here? Cat is in the box!Premise/plot: Baby has found Cat. Cat is in the box! Will Cat be awake? Will Cat be asleep? In this simple board book, Spiro explains quantum physics in one little sentence: "In quantum physics, until Baby looks in the box, Cat is both asleep and awake."My thoughts: I really enjoyed this one! I do love cats. I love cats more than science honestly, but a good science documentary usually holds my attention. (I've found that so long as I'm not ever tested on what makes me curious, my curiosity has no limits.) Parents may or may not be familiar with Schrodinger's cat, but either way this one is an enjoyable story.Text: 5 out of 5Illustrations: 4 out of 5Total: 9 out of 10
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  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    A friend of mine asked "Anyone have any recommendations on a beginners book about quantum theory?" and someone suggested Quantum Physics for Babies and in looking it up on GoodReads I learned that the "Baby Loves Science" series now included Baby Loves Quantum Physics!I don't know what I was expecting out of this, but it felt weird to me that the narrative was a long build up to a kid-friendly version of Schrödinger's cat. [Note: I'm aware that Schrödinger developed the thought experiment to p A friend of mine asked "Anyone have any recommendations on a beginners book about quantum theory?" and someone suggested Quantum Physics for Babies and in looking it up on GoodReads I learned that the "Baby Loves Science" series now included Baby Loves Quantum Physics!I don't know what I was expecting out of this, but it felt weird to me that the narrative was a long build up to a kid-friendly version of Schrödinger's cat. [Note: I'm aware that Schrödinger developed the thought experiment to point out the absurdity of the idea that the cat could be both dead and alive at the same time, but there are a variety of theories, so Spiro isn't exactly wrong to say that, "In quantum physics, until Baby looks in the box, Cat is both asleep and awake," except that it's a bit reductionist given that there are a variety of theories -- if I'm understanding my skim of the Wikipedia entry correctly.]I guess partly it's a question of what the point of these books is. My impression from Baby Loves Aerospace Engineering! and Baby Loves Quarks! was that it was to expose young children to science concepts, to normalize it as part of their vocabulary and sense of the world (possibly especially for girl children -- the Babies aren't gendered in the previous 2 books, but this Baby does get a "she" pronoun near the end of this book -- so that they grow up thinking that science is totally something they can engage with, rather than something that is Not For Them). But because no actual science terminology (or even ideas, really) enters this story until the end, this one felt to me more like just trying to explain a scientific idea that has entered the colloquial lexicon to a child, which felt sort of "why bother?" to me.
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  • Megan Schmelzer
    January 1, 1970
    Open Book Reviews by Megan Schmelzerwww.openbookreviews.orgAre you looking to introduce your baby to concepts such as electrical engineering, quantum mechanics, gravity, and aerospace engineering?I mean, it can never be TOO early to get your little Einstein or Einsteinette ready to dig into their future life of science exploration! So if this sounds right up your alley, I have an awesome series for you and your little one!Baby Loves is a new series that focuses on introducing babies to difficult Open Book Reviews by Megan Schmelzerwww.openbookreviews.orgAre you looking to introduce your baby to concepts such as electrical engineering, quantum mechanics, gravity, and aerospace engineering?I mean, it can never be TOO early to get your little Einstein or Einsteinette ready to dig into their future life of science exploration! So if this sounds right up your alley, I have an awesome series for you and your little one!Baby Loves is a new series that focuses on introducing babies to difficult science concepts! So far, the series has published nine board books covering topics from electrical engineering, to quantum mechanics, to types of energy, and coding!So far, I have read six different books from the Baby Loves series, and they are adorable! This series truly is designed to take these complex scientific concepts and manipulate them in a way that they can be both presented and understood by infants and toddlers!My favorite part of this series was how they directly took on the academic vocabulary in every one of the books in this series. Instead of shying away from difficult terms, the book actually explains and illustrates the concepts in a many that little readers will be able to understand them.
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  • Ash
    January 1, 1970
    I love all things Science and, if I have children, I would definitely pass it down. Ruth Spiro's Baby Loves Quantum Physics! is going to make that job easier. Spiro, along Irene Chan's beautiful illustrations delightfully explains one of the most famous thought paradoxes of Quantum Mechanics: Schrodinger's Cat. With a very G rating, the poison is taken completely out of the equation. Instead, there is a cat in a box who is both awake and asleep until the youngster in the book looks into the box I love all things Science and, if I have children, I would definitely pass it down. Ruth Spiro's Baby Loves Quantum Physics! is going to make that job easier. Spiro, along Irene Chan's beautiful illustrations delightfully explains one of the most famous thought paradoxes of Quantum Mechanics: Schrodinger's Cat. With a very G rating, the poison is taken completely out of the equation. Instead, there is a cat in a box who is both awake and asleep until the youngster in the book looks into the box to know for sure. This was on a display in my local bookstore and I am so glad I stumbled upon it!
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  • Cindy Mitchell *Kiss the Book*
    January 1, 1970
    Spiro, Ruth Quantum Physics (Baby Loves), illustrated by Irene Chan. BOARD BOOK. Charlesbridge, 2016. $9.Spiro take Schroedinger’s cat and make it a little kinder to help little ones understand about quantum physics. While the book doesn’t really explain why this is physics, it does a fine job at explaining this particular conundrum. A great niche book for a science lover of any size – and a good gift for a science teacher on any level.Pre-K, EL, MS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacherhttps://kis Spiro, Ruth Quantum Physics (Baby Loves), illustrated by Irene Chan. BOARD BOOK. Charlesbridge, 2016. $9.Spiro take Schroedinger’s cat and make it a little kinder to help little ones understand about quantum physics. While the book doesn’t really explain why this is physics, it does a fine job at explaining this particular conundrum. A great niche book for a science lover of any size – and a good gift for a science teacher on any level.Pre-K, EL, MS – ADVISABLE. Cindy, Library Teacherhttps://kissthebook.blogspot.com/2017...
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  • Maria Andreina
    January 1, 1970
    My daughter loves this book. She has a lot of fun turning the pages, while saying and pointing at both the baby and the cat. The quality is quite good and the illustrations are beautiful. The quantum physics bit is mostly to amuse the grownups, but perhaps she’ll ask questions when she’s older. I plan to buy more books from this series.
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  • Kris
    January 1, 1970
    This series! It is adorable, age appropriate, and actually teaches children these concepts. I tested it out on my littlest, who is 5, and although he is a bit old for board books, he loved the cute art and he asked great questions. This one has a kid-friendly version of Schrodinger’s cat, and my son asked, “So in the box, it’s both day and night, and both awake and asleep, until I look? Cool!”
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  • Jillian
    January 1, 1970
    As soon as I figured out this was about Schrodinger's cat, I started to panic. Never fear - kitty is only (maybe) sleeping! Or (maybe) awake! You have to open the box to find out!Way to make a very complicated concept easily graspable for kids!Will definitely be buying this series for my little one!
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  • Goshen PL Childrens
    January 1, 1970
    I love this board book! Quantum Physics for a baby and let's face it adults. Spiro covers the thought illustration or paradox of Schroder's cat. The cat Spiro uses in the story is either sleeping or awake, so very kid friendly. I've been waiting for this book since seeing it in a catalog for librarians this spring!
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  • Emm
    January 1, 1970
    Baby Loves Quantum Physics introduces little readers to the Schrödinger's cat thought experiment (with a sleepy cat instead of a deceased one). The illustrations are adorable and the concepts are perfectly packaged for little ones.
  • TJ
    January 1, 1970
    Horrible baby book, also bad scienceSee the title? You just spent more time reading this than this book was worth. Pop science is great; kids books are, well, kids books. But this one sucks. I'm sorry too.
  • Sharon Pegram
    January 1, 1970
    Yes, this is what it looks like: accurate science in a developmentally appropriate board book. Not only is this the simplest explanation of the basic idea of quantum physics I've ever seen, it is absolutely adorable!
  • Teri Holt
    January 1, 1970
    Barely mentions quantum physicsThis book only mentions quantum physics on one page, and it doesn't really fit the story. It's just about a baby and a cat.
  • Miss Lou
    January 1, 1970
    A lovely gift from Auntie Cindy! Now I know how to say these complicated words in Chinese. Not really...
  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    There's finally a way to explain Schrodinger's Cat to our babies.
  • Alison Whiteman
    January 1, 1970
    Quantum physics explained simply. The cat is both awake and asleep in the box. Mind you, I do not know what this means but I am curious now. :-)
  • Jenna Mills
    January 1, 1970
    Well I learnt that Schrodinger Cat relates to quantum mechanics as I had no idea of that before!
  • Brittany
    January 1, 1970
    cute board book. cat is both asleep and awake.
  • Lynn Davidson
    January 1, 1970
    This is a beautifully illustrated board book. In few words, Baby is introduced to quantum physics by use of a hiding cat.
  • Rebecca Light
    January 1, 1970
    Spiro's books on this are much more effective for kids than Ferrie's. I love this spin on Schrodinger's Cat.
  • Chinook
    January 1, 1970
    This book was basically made for Maddie, who is infinitely curious about the state of all cats everywhere. She will find out if that cat in the box is awake or asleep.
  • Kimberly
    January 1, 1970
    It's a cute little spin on Schrodinger's Cat. Bought it for my 2nd cousin-in-law's first birthday, everyone loved the idea.
  • Sue Mosher
    January 1, 1970
    I had my doubts, but this is a cute book introducing the idea of Schrodinger's Cat.
  • Katie
    January 1, 1970
    Schrödinger's cat for babies!
  • Jessica
    January 1, 1970
    Didn't hold my 1.5 year old nephew's attention to the end, but should lay the basic foundations of one concept in physics with Schrödinger's cat.
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