Scientists Get Dressed (Hardcover)
Winner of the national DeBary Award for Outstanding Science Books for Children
Scientists Get Dressed by award-winning author Deborah Lee Rose zooms in on what scientists do based on what they put on to work. Kids will be fascinated and surprised to learn that scientists wear not only white lab coats, but helmets, jackets, boots, goggles, fins, spacesuits, waders, harnesses, and gloves of all kinds in this photo-filled, 10 x 10 picture book (the differing gloves of volcano scientists, water scientists, brain surgeons, and avian/raptor scientists is fairly amazing reading). All science settings are here too: high forest canopy, dark bat caves; hazards like germs, chemicals and the Sun's dangerous radiation; volcanic lava fields, warm ocean waves, frigid polar ice caps, beehives, and beyond Earth's atmosphere. Four expanded, fold-out spreads and an educational poster on the book jacket's reverse side inspire further discovery into how scientists suit up, gown up, gear up and dress up in costume to make new scientific discoveries, save lives and save our planet.
"Starting with Mae Jemison on the cover, Rose puts an unusually diverse gallery of researchers on the figurative runway...An eye-opening catalog of STEM wear."-- Kirkus Reviews
"Librarians should budget to get this title. An excellent resource to introduce STEM careers and teach curious minds about -- School Library Journal
About the Author
Deborah Lee Rose is the award-winning, internationally published author of Scientists Get Dressed and Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle, both published by Persnickety Press. Beauty and the Beak won the AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, the Bank Street College Cook Prize for Best STEM Picture Book, and the California Reading Association Eureka! Gold Award for Nonfiction. Her beloved classics include The Twelve Days of Winter, The Twelve Days of Kindergarten and Into the A, B, Sea, a NY Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing book (a quarter million copies sold). Her environmental folktale The People Who Hugged the Trees is read and performed around the world, and included in language arts/reading collections and programs in the US, Canada, UK and South Africa. Deborah was Director of Communications for the ALA/AASL honored, NSF/Oracle-funded STEM education website Howtosmile.org, senior science writer for UC Berkeley's renowned Lawrence Hall of Science, and a National Science Writing Fellow of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. She graduated from Cornell University and lives in the Washington, DC area. Visit her at www.deborahleerose.com.