Future Engineer

Author: Lori Alexander
Lower Age: 0
Upper Age: 3
Price: $8.99
Year Added: 2021
Amazon URL: https://bit.ly/futureengineer
Future Engineer Cover
For infants and toddlers, this book is a wonderful introduction to the concepts of engineers and engineering for an inquisitive child that has a whole life ahead of them to explore their interests.

Future Engineer is a board book for babies/toddlers written by Lori Alexander, illustrated by Allison Black, and published by Cartwheel Books. For a book intended for toddlers, the mere mention of engineering is special. Future Engineer, however, takes it to the next level with simple statements, clear and accurate comparisons, cute visuals, and a well-thought-out structure. By bringing every statement about what an engineer does back around to something similar that Baby does, it really highlights that not only can any baby be an engineer, but every baby is (at least in part) already an engineer. The last page even goes through the steps of the entire engineering design process, along with short descriptions of what various kinds of engineers do. Could Baby be an engineer? Future Engineer says ‘yes.’

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Framework Categories

Processes of Design (POD)
Concepts of Engineers and Engineering (CEE)
Engineering Thinking (EThink)

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