Sean's Reviews > Odd Boy Out: Young Albert Einstein

Odd Boy Out by Don  Brown
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Apr 29, 09


Genre: Picture Book

Age Level: Fluent/transitional. Is factual, and uses larger, technical terms at times, but a transitional reader could get through while learning some new vocabulary words.

World View: White, Eurocentric

Theme: love of who you are, and what you do. Einstein believed that "...the love [of a subject:] is better than a sense of duty - at least for me."

Literary Elements: foreshadowing. the book contains alot of foreshadowing, to Einstein's

In the Classroom: This would be a good book to use on foreshadowing, or when the class has a theme on scientists, or Einstein himself.

Illustrations: The illustrations fit the way the young Einstein views life. When he is walking through life, school, the military, or on the streets, he sees everything in one color, and it is all very drab and uniform. When he thinks of mathematical equations though, and what science he can experiment with, everything becomes sharp and clear to him. the illustrations fit the text and enhance the audience's relationship when seeing through the eyes of Einstein.
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