The Little Particle That Could
The Little Particle That Could is an adorable educational children’s book with plenty of distinctive, charming illustrations. It’s a board book, for ages 3-6, the size of an elongated pack of index cards.
As written by Jason Rodriguez, it’s the story of a happy particle who “spun all day and pulled, pulled, pulled things down to Earth.” This is about a graviton, in parental words, happily bopping along until the day she sees a light photon, which never stops moving. The two finally meet inside a black hole.
Artist Noel Tuazon conveys how the little gravity particle is always happy and spinning. Her smiling face and green ponytail draw in the reader to enjoy movement with her. Light, meanwhile, is darker-skinned with a bright white suit, a great choice.
This simple book tells a story of friendship and exploration, all the while introducing some complex scientific concepts in an approachable way. It could be the first step on a path to discovering the wonders of physics and its many conceptual marvels, particularly if the reader enjoys the page of short notes about particles and black holes in the back.
(The creator provided a review copy. Review originally published at Good Comics for Kids.)