Once Upon an Atom by James Carter – Book Review

Once Upon an Atom by James Carter – Book Review

Once Upon an Atom by James Carter

Once Upon an Atom: Questions of Science

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From BIG BANGS to tiny atoms SCIENCE tells us why things happen.

Explore the whys, what’s and how’s of science and answer all the really BIG questions that curious kids are keen to ask. This playful rhyming book bubbles and bursts with all things scientific, from technology and space to experiments, inventions and the natural world.

Review by Stacey

Once Upon an Atom is a children’s picture book that shares with the reader, via a poem, the joy of science, how science is always present, and teaches them what the difference is between biology, physics, and chemistry.

The book is quite basic so don’t expect any real information or in-depth analysis here but as a starter for a child just beginning to understand what science is this would be perfect.

It is filled to the brim with bright colours that adorn every page and the text forms part of the illustrations and is in different fonts, sizes, and colours.

Overall, Once Upon an Atom is an enjoyable read. It contains some factual information at the back such as Curie inventing x-rays and the ancient Egyptians inventing lighthouses. As an introduction to science, this book would be perfect.

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James Carter


JAMES CARTER is an award-winning poet, non-fiction writer and ambassador for National Poetry Day. James travels all over the UK with his melodica (that’s Steve) to give lively performances and workshops. In the last twenty years he has visited over 1400 schools, and performed at various prestigious literary festivals. He lives with his family in Oxfordshire and offers global virtual poetry sessions

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