To five-year-olds and many parents, learning math and science or studying engineering isn’t a very kid-friendly option. But a colorful new storybook for children by a couple of Texas engineers wants to change that. The authors say the book, which they have self-published and promoted, is the first written by licensed engineers to relate the engineering field to the world as kids see it.
“Rocks, Jeans and Busy Machines” is the first in what will be a series by authors Alane and Raymundo Rivera, a married 30-something couple from San Antonio who are licensed in Texas. It showcases different engineering specialties to children in the four-to-eight age range. The book narrates the adventures of “engineering kid” Violet as she and her friends learn how structural engineers improve objects in their world.