Dr. Arlyne Simon has given a gift to educators and children alike with her debut children’s book, Abby Invents Unbreakable Crayons, and I, for one, am grateful!
As an educator, this is my go-to children’s book for introducing Invention Education to early elementary students.
Abby is an engaging relatable character who goes through all the important steps of the invention cycle. Readers can follow Abby’s steps through her invention process to kick off their own invention endeavors.
I particularly love reading this book aloud to little ones because their eyes light up and their bodies bob with energy as they chant along the refrain, “You are a problem-solver. You are an Inventor. You solve problems big and small, because you have great ideas.”
It’s wonderful to experience children taking on this identity for themselves as they identify with young vivacious Abby the inventor! Dr. Simon, please write more!
Pascha Griffiths, Ph.D.