But maybe if I would've had these fantastic How & Why series of books, it would've made the way a little easier! I love these - they're easy to understand, the illustrations are great, and there are little experiments to follow with the information the reader has been given.
I've collected these in many places over the years - junque shops, antique stores, our beloved AAUW book sale, Dretzka's (where it was actually new/old stock!) - they seem to be everywhere. Which is why it's even harder to understand where these books went when I was in school, because they pre-date my school age by at least 10 years.
Take this "Sound" book - it's from 1962 (I started Kindergarten in 1973). Aren't the illustrations fantastic? It's also really easy to understand, although I have to wonder if this is in hindsight; maybe I just didn't "get" science back then.
As you can see, I have quite a few of these wonderful books. They cover all manner of science - meteorology, physical science, biology, physics - all in that mid-century look that's unmistakable. Even my beloved Futura font makes appearances!
|Imagine this in a kids' book today!|
These books will be collage fodder for the rest of my life - it'll take me that long to use them all! :)