I saw Baby Loves Quantum Physics on the shelf at the library today and INSTANTLY my inner nerd rejoiced! I thought I misread the title BUT no. There really is a board book in existence called Baby Loves Quantum Physics!
Just what is this book about? This book presents a modified twist on Schrödinger’s cat. Rather then featuring a cat that might be considered both alive and dead, the author, Ruth Spiro, makes the book more child friendly by presenting the cat as potentially being both asleep and awake.
This colorful twenty page board book was features an adorable baby girl and her cat. Candidly, the first nine pages seem like a perfectly typical story about a cat that likes to meow and play hide-and-seek. It is not until page ten that the cat hides in a box. The pages then slowly build up to the two pages that present a child friendly introduction to the idea of Schrödinger’s cat.
While this book’s title might initially scare a parent away from picking this book up from a shelf, there is no reason to be intimidated. This book is more of a cute story about a cat than it is an early science book.
Even if you and your child are not the nerdy scientific types, this is still a great board book for a child ages 0 to 4 years. This book features large colorful pages that quickly attract a child’s attention. Additionally this book is only seventy-one words long, which makes it a quick read. Besides what parent doesn’t want to brag about how their baby loves Quantum Physics? 😊