What Will I Discover?

Greystone. May 2023. 36p. Tr $18.95. ISBN 9781771648615.
PreS-Gr 1–This concept book about scientific inquiry falls short. The musing, daydream quality of the first half never quite comes together with the second half. A very young fair-skinned child states 10 science-based facts about the physical world, covering animals, climate, plants, prehistory, and space. In the second half of the book, this same child posits their own questions they believe no one has yet to answer. The questions mirror the general categories of the first half. The story ends with the child falling asleep declaring their nightly question: “What will I discover?” Very young scientists might find the book’s questions compelling. Other children may not be so intrigued about such topics as “How do trees learn to talk to one another?” The illustrations complement the gentle text with rich colors and details. The child appears as an observer in many of them. The book ends with a challenge to find 10 pictures throughout the pages with little connection to scientific inquiry. STEAM is briefly explained with a final call for curious children to help answer more scientific questions.
VERDICT A narrow audience might enjoy this call to scientific curiosity.

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