Learning becomes fun in this seamless blend of science and story! With a foundation in the scientific method, this book gives kids a firm grasp of basic scientific thinking and inspires them to see the value of creativity and perseverance. Developing a growth mindset will allow anyone to face challenges and failures with an open mind that allows new ideas and learning to exist. Scampers displays her growth mindset in this book that parents, teachers, and kids will love!
Scampers is no ordinary mouse. She's curious. She asks questions. And she experiments. In short, she thinks like a scientist! Her friend Nibbles reluctantly joins her as they set out to discover the truth about the owl in the garden. Children will enjoy the jaunty dialogue and whimsical illustrations, and along the way they'll learn how think like a scientist, too!
Explore More for Kids: photos and information about what it means to think like a scientist and about the animals in the book.
Explore More for Teachers & Parents: STEM activities, read aloud suggestions, and a quick summary of Science and Engineering Practices.
Mike Allegra is the author of Sarah Gives Thanks, Everybody's Favorite Book, and the Prince Not-So Charming chapter book series (pen name: Roy L. Hinuss). Scampers Thinks Like a Scientist is Mike's first book with Dawn Publications. He was the winner of the 2014 Highlights Fiction Contest and a recipient of an Individual Artist Fellowship from the New Jersey State Council for the Arts. Mike also has a great affection for rodents; he has cared for mice, a three-legged gerbil, one fancy rat, one sewer rat masquerading as a fancy rat, and the world's most ornery guinea pig. Stop by his blog at www.mikeallegra.com and say hello!