Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Albie's First Word: A Tale Inspired by Albert Einstein's Childhood

Written by: Jacqueline Tourville and Wynne Evans

First line: Albie, as everyone called Albert, liked to do all the things other children did.

Why you should read this book: Long honored among the twentieth century's foremost thinkers, Albert Einstein as a child was considered an odd and detached dreamer who didn't begin to speak until he was quite a bit older than usual. This book imagines some of the remedies the doctor might have recommended to his family: exposing him to myriad new situation in an effort to force him to ask questions. It works even without an association with the great physicist, but its basis on a true story may be comforting to late bloomers everywhere.

Why you shouldn't read this book: Your kid's never had a single problem or shortcoming in life.

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