The Little Guide to Science – review and giveaway

Monkey is getting really interested in anything to do with science and engineering these days. He is like a little sponge, soaking up information, storing it for future reference and then recalling it weeks and even months later.  When I discovered The Little Guide to Science recently, I thought it would be a great little reference book to add to our collection.

The Little Guide to Science

The Little Guide to Science is being published in English in March this year by Happy Museum and is a great factual guide for children as they discover more about the world around them.

The 31 page paperback book discussing everything from microscopes to fossils, storms and electricity to optical illusions.

The Telegraph Morse Code

We’ve seen a Morse Code machine at a couple of museums we’ve visited over the last year but I couldn’t remember the letter sequencing.  Now he has a book which explains the code we’ve been trying out our own signals using this book.

The information with the book is shown in a clear and concise way with lots of illustrations, making it easy for children to understand.  Each section has a quiz element or exercise to be completed, so you can see how well the concept is being digested.

Dinosaurs The Little Guide to Science

We were at a birthday party recently and I was entertaining Monkey and a few other children whilst we were waiting for the party food to be ready.  They’d not seen what happens when you rub a balloon on your head.  Monkey thought my resulting hairdo was hysterical.  I’ve since been able to explain the process with The Little Guide of Science to assist me.

Static Electricity

Monkey has been really engaged with this book, it’s a great educational tool in my opinion and a bargain at £6.99.

disclaimer:  we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review

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We’ve enjoyed this book so much that I have 3 copies of The Little Guide to Science to offer to my readers.  Complete the Gleam form below for your chance to win – good luck!

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The Little Guide to Science

About Over 40 and a Mum to One

I'm a Mum in my late 40′s with a 7 year old son. I had a busy life in Export Sales before my Monkey came along, but decided to become a stay at home Mum once he arrived. Now I enjoy writing my own family lifestyle and travel blog. sharing the adventures that we have as Monkey makes his journey through school. We have a cat called Brewster who makes appearances and I’m a mad Ferrari Formula 1 fan, so that expect to hear about as each season unfolds. We love reviewing toys, games and books and would love the opportunity to look at anything that fits in with our family lifestyle. We are always out and about and offering an insight on the places we visit, with a passion for nature thrown in for good measure. If you like what you read please leave me a comment, I love to hear from people, and always try to reply. Enjoy the read.

105 thoughts on “The Little Guide to Science – review and giveaway

  1. Juicer! I think we are better off eating fruit and vegetables as part of our diet from babyhood. My juicer ended up in the cupboard and I can’t help wondering how many others end there and the cost to our poor consumerist world!

  2. Mobile phones,we managed before and it really gets on my nerves when people are constantly looking at their phones especially at the table.

  3. I couldn’t live without a mobile phone, especially the ones we have today, great to be in touch with people much more easier

  4. cling film – random I know and I accept that it is useful but it drives me crazy and coat-hangers are a similar-hated object of mine. Guaranteed to disturb my happiness when coathangers get tangled with each other and when clingfilm doesn’t un-peel in one whole sheet. So, our food may go uncovered and our clothes crumpled on the wardrobe floor but I’d be happier!

  5. I think life would actually be better without all of today’s technology, it’s useful in its place, but we don’t need to look at Facebook when we’re eating at a meal, or take a picture of it to upload to social media!

  6. I think we could live without bread makers (and most specialized kitchen gadgets). They take up so much space and aren’t really necessary. How hard is it really to make bread the “old fashioned” way.

  7. The kindle. Okay, its fast to download and easy to transport. but you dont need to charge a book do you!?!? 🙂

  8. Facebook, maybe then people would make the effort to meet up :- socialise and have some happy experiences to build good memories for their future. As well as get some fresh air, exercise etc.

  9. Bluetooth headsets. The amount of times I’ve seen someone coming towards me seemingly animatedly talking to themselves only to realise they’re actually on their phone . . .

  10. I think we could live without the disaster, my parents in law will run out of plates because they are in the dishwasher waiting to go on rather than just washing up.

  11. We could live without microwaves…I’ve never really trusted them! They seem almost like the 1950’s idea of what 2000 would be like…and they leave hot & cold spots!

  12. The smartphone…have you noticed how when you walk around town nowadays no-one seems not to have one stuck to their ears or are gazing blankly down at them. No one speaks to each other or says ‘hello’…it’s quite sad and depressing really?

  13. I love my gadgets this is a hard question for me. I think we could love without a kettle it would be just as easy to heat on a hob.

  14. there are loads! im sure we could all go back to basic if we were forced to, but some inventions like cigarettes we would of course all be better off without it

  15. Mobile Phone – it has turned most people into rude, antisocial drones. Especially anyone between the ages of 15 & 25. If they don’t have their eyes glued to it like their witnessing the creation of man, then they have it permanently clutched in their hands like a drowning man with a life ring.

  16. Mobile phones in public places – why not wait until you get where you are going to make your call instead of getting in my way!

  17. Honestly … I think we are too blessed in our days … but I think living without the microwave I could just about cope without … I love cooking from fresh anyway .. and warming up is easy on a modern cooker xx

  18. Maybe if locks hadn’t have been invented, we wouldn’t have such problems with the haves and have nots and the world would be a very different place!

  19. Well, slightly different from most of the others but I think we could of done without the invention of guns and any other invented weaponry.

  20. Smartphones. I love the Internet but would prefer phones to be just phones because people are forever tapping away on them!

  21. Motorbikes!! I get so nervous each day when my husband uses his motorbike and I just hope that our children never want to get on one!

  22. electricity – is everything. Without electricity we got nothing, no TV, no washing machine, no kettle, no even light. I couldnt leave without electricity!

  23. Wine Glass Holder Necklace. You do not need to keep your drink that close. A flat surface at your side is fine. Would probably only splash yourself when it was full anyway.

  24. I think we could live without dishwashers because so many people don’t load them properly, and it’s often far more economical to wash by hand and really not difficult!

  25. Mobile phones – we survived without them 20 years ago and people spend so much time on them not even using them for their purpose

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