James Wants to See Everything is the story of a curious girl who wants to see everything with her own eyes. One night, she makes a list of four places that she wants to see. She will show the list to her dad at breakfast.
At breakfast, Dad says that he can take her to all these places, but tells her that there are some things that the eyes can't see. They are INVISIBLE.
This upsets James very much. She Wants to See Everything.
That night, she has a dream that her cat, Max, comes to her and gives her Magic Glasses that will allow her to see invisible things.
Max takes her on a journey to the four places on her list.
James marvels at the beauty of each, then puts on the Magic Glasses to see the invisible things that are there.
Even though the story is a simple one, the science concepts as told, both in the story, and in the "hidden words and symbols", introduces children to the magic of science in the world around them.
Within each two-page illustration is a 'hidden word or symbol' for children to find. These words and symbols are science concepts which relate directly to the story. More importantly, they provide scientific information that can be further studied and explored with a parent or teacher. A key to the hidden words and symbols, along with additional information, can be found on the two reference pages at the back of the book. The additional information expressed on the reference pages, allows the book to be read for many years as the child's science literacy grows.
The book is perfect for STEM learning in the elementary school classroom. It is also perfect for parents who know that children need to understand the importance of science in a modern world.