From the ranging curiosity of Leonardo da Vinci to the dedication and sacrifice of Marie Curie,Little Heroes: Inventors Who Changed the Worldis a young child's first introduction to the brilliant people who taught us the meaning of perseverance and innovation. Simple text and adorable illustrations tell the contributions of nine renowned inventors from around the world: Cai Lun, Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, Orville and Wilbur Wright, Grace Hopper, Johannes Gutenberg, and Louis Pasteur. Inspire your own little inventor with the words of these inventive heroes who changed the world.
About the Author
Heidi Poelman received her degrees in communication from Brigham Young University (BA) and Wake Forest University (MA). Heidi is the author of the Little Heroes series, A is for Abinadi, A is for Adam, I Can Love Like Jesus, The Two-Minute Secret to Staying in Love, and A Mother’s Greatest Gift. She particularly enjoys writing about inspiring people and ways to strengthen families. She seeks inspiration by seeing new places, playing outdoors, and getting lost in a good book. Heidi and her husband, Scott, live in Utah with their four bright-eyed children. Learn more at www.heidipoelman.com.
Kyle Kershner has loved drawing since he was a tot. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in sequential art. He spends his days doing what he loves most: illustrating children’s books and making kid-friendly art. Kyle resides in Northeast Ohio with his wife and son.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Little Heroes: Inventors Who Changed the World is a delightful 16-page board book written for pre-school children. Bright colors and figures that are dressed in clothes appropriate for their time period will pique a child's interest. Kyle Kershner has done a great job as the illustrator for this series. Author Heidi Poelman has chosen eight men and women from a variety of time periods, countries and fields of expertise and given just a snippet of information about them and their invention. With simple text about these heroes who invented things from the invention of paper and the printing press to the invention of the light bulb and vaccines, this book will be a welcome addition to any child's library. I received a complimentary copy of the book and was not required to write a review. The opinions are my own.
After reading, reviewing, and loving Heidi Poelman’s Little Heroes: Courageous People Who Changed the World , I happily sought the opportunity to review her new book, Little Heroes: Inventors Who Changed the World. This cute book is set up the same way as the other, and is just as lovable, from the adorable artwork (thanks to Kyle Kershner), to the bright colors, to the quotes from the heroes, and the descriptions of the wonderful things they did for the world. It’s such a cute idea to present the heroes in a way children would understand. I smiled when I saw the Wright Brothers in there. I live in NC, and also have sweet memories of visiting Kitty Hawk often as a child. I read the book to my three sons, and here was their feedback: From the 5-year-old: He liked Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers the best because they look cool. From the 7-year-old: He thought the book was good if you want to learn about inventing. It helps kids realize what people have done back then. He also liked Thomas Edison and the Wright Brothers the best. He liked how they kept trying until they got their inventions to work. From the 13-year-old: He thought this book was a cool way for kids to learn about inventors who changed the world. He liked learning about Cai Lun, the man who created paper, especially. His only constructive feedback was that a pronunciation guide would have been helpful for the harder names. The book was a winner for all of us. Kids of all ages can appreciate something about the book, and even as an adult, I learned something too! Get this book. You will love it!