Saturday, October 6, 2007

Let's Find Out What Electricity Does

Let's Find Out What Electricity Does ~ Martha and Charles Shapp
pictures by Ida Scheib
Franklin Watts, 1961

You gotta love a book that starts out telling you the tale of Aladdin, his magic lamp and (abracadabra!) its genie, and then likens said genie to electricity.

You have a genie who can do things for you.
Your genie is electricity.
Wires bring it to your house.
Let's find out what you can do to get your genie to come to you.

I'm not going to lie to you, my son doesn't really love this book. In fact, it confuses the crap out of him. But that's OK, he's still a little young, so there is plenty of time. Apparently, there is a series of these books written by the same authors. I just love how the story romanticizes electricity and highlights how easy it can make even the most menial chores. A real time capsule of laughs!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this was my absolute favorite book as a little girl. such a wonderful memory to find it here.

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