This interactive book helps children think like an inventor by noticing details, questioning everything, and dreaming up new ideas. Through fun activities and Harriet Russell’s hilarious illustrations, This Book Thinks You’re an Inventor encourages readers to engage with new ideas by creatively experimenting and investigating for themselves.
The book explores six subjects: engineering household objects, transportation, flight, AI and robots, construction, and the future of science. Each spread centers on an open-ended question or activity, with space on the page for the child to write, draw, or interact with the book. At the end, there are paper-based tinkering activities and experiments for children.
Hand-drawn illustrations and a collage-style use of photographs give the book a fresh, creative, and fun approach that makes the scientific content appealing for children.
Amson-Bradshaw offers numerous ideas for young creators to use when making their own unique creations… The illustrations work well for the book's interactive nature… A great gift for young readers interested in making things.
— School Library Journal
Jon Milton is head of content at the Science Museum, London, and author of The Super-Intelligent High-Tech Robot Book.
Harriet Russell studied at Glasgow School of Art followed by Central Saint Martins. She has worked for many commercial clients, including the New York Times and Channel 4.