This interactive book from the Science Museum helps children think like an inventor by noticing details, questioning everything, and dreaming up new ideas. Through fun activities and Harriet Russell’s hilarious illustrations, This Book Thinks You’re an Inventor encourages readers to engage with new ideas by creatively experimenting and investigating for themselves. All the things we love, here at the Science Museum.
The book explores six subjects: engineering household objects, transportation, flight, AI and robots, construction, and the future of science. Each spread centres on an open-ended question or activity, with space on the page for the child to write, draw, or interact with the book. At the end, there are paper-based tinkering activities and experiments for children.
Hand-drawn illustrations and a collage-style use of photographs give the book a fresh, creative, and fun approach that makes the scientific content appealing for children.
Editor Jon Milton. Illustrator Harriet Russell. Publisher Thames and Hudson. Paperback. 96 pages.