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Riding on a Beam of Light

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  12 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Albert Einstein adamantly emphasized the importance of imagination and so does Riding on a Beam of Light. In this vividly illustrated storybook, lights-out turns into learning as we’re swept away by young Albert Einstein’s fantastical, and ultimately world-changing idea in an adventure that’s reminiscent of classics like Harold and the Purple Crayon and Where the Wild Thin ...more
ebook, First, 26 pages
Published April 23rd 2013 by The Light Beam Riders (first published April 16th 2013)
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Patricia Kemp Blackmon
Albert Einstein as a child had an active imagination to say the least. He would day dream and dream while sleeping. He would dream of adventures like riding on a beam of light. He would use his imagination to follow the beam of ride light through the Universe and beyond. He came up with some earth changing ideas thanks to his imagination. He would write all of his ideas down then continue to contemplate on the ideas.

The author takes young Albert as a role model and explains to children how thei
Carrie Ardoin
Jun 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a very adorable story, told from the point of view of Albert Einstein when he was a child. See, Albert had a big imagination and often wondered about things--even when his mom was trying so hard to get him into bed! Wondering opened up his mind to all sorts of possibilities, and helped make him the world famous scientist we all know.

I liked this book, and read it to my four year old son a couple of times. The rhyming scheme made it fun for him--since he's learning rhyming words, he would
Jun 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ever wonder what Albert Einstein was like as a child? He definitely had an active imagination, and we are able to see a bit of that in Riding on A Beam of Light. When his mother turns out the light, Albert's mind turns to dreams and ponderings! Young Albert becomes a role model in this story, and shows how important imagination is, both in science and in everyday life. He encourages children to question how things work, and most of all to dream big!

I have to say that the illustrations really ste
Gina Hott
May 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-8-girls, 2-6, ebook, fantasy
Hott Synopsis:
Albert spends his nights and his days dreaming. Dreaming of more. Wondering ‘What if.”
One evening his mother insists that he turn off the light and stop dreaming & Albert notices something he’s never noticed before… light travels. Oh what fun it would be to ride on that beam of light!

Hott Review:
What I liked: This book is great! It’s the perfect adventure for any child who likes to think about more that what’s just in front of them.
What I didn't like: I personally found the pub
Sara Saverko
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 09-biography
Dean created clever rhyming to go along with this picture book in remembrance of Albert Einstein. The child in the book Albert uses his imagination to ride on a beam of light. The book ends with a quote by Albert Einstein that states, " Imagination is more than knowledge." Although, this book isn't exactly how Einstein was, the author uses the light, and the boys name as Albert to encompass Einsteins true imagination. This book would be a great read for children, and then expand on learning more ...more
Jul 01, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Riding of a Beam of Light is a well done picture book that help encourage a child's imagination. The pictures are extremely well done and the story is good for younger children. It teaches kids to explore the world around them by asking questions and letting their imaginations free. The format I looked at was a pdf on my iPad which is not the greatest for sharing with a two year old, but I could see a print version of this really appealing to younger kids for family reading or beginning readers. ...more
Lana Jackson
Jul 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This has become one of my favorite picture books. I like the visual image of young Albert riding on the beam of light. It illustrates the reality of light traveling forward. The writing is condusive to getting a writer's creative juices flowing.
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