Iqbal and His Ingenious Idea: How a Science Project Helps One Family and the Planet (CitizenKid) (Hardcover)
Award-winning author Elizabeth Suneby's thoroughly researched and inspiring story introduces young children to the problems associated with open-flame cooking in the developing world, as well as background information on sustainable technology. Part of the CitizenKid collection, this book uses the common experience of a science fair project to help children recognize that they, too, can help make the world a better place through innovative thinking and creative problem solving. The artwork by Rebecca Green, filled with details of everyday life in a Bangladesh village, beautifully evokes a sense of place and culture. Iqbal offers a perfect example for the character education subject of initiative. End matter includes information about clean cookstoves, a DIY solar cooker activity and a glossary.
Rebecca Green is an illustrator and painter whose work can be found in children's books, magazines and galleries. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee.
Deftly promotes a positive message about embracing and harnessing one's curiosity and intelligence to make a difference.—Kirkus Reviews
An excellent example of how children can apply science to problem solving.—School Library Journal
... another successful entry in this series of encouraging stories about children empowered by education and engaged in problem-solving in their communities.—Publishers Weekly
Iqbal's story is great fun and comes with pearls of both cultural and environmental insights. Bravo to Iqbal for his ingenious idea. And kudos to Suneby and Green for raising awareness about solar cookers. I have seen first hand what a tremendous difference they make.—Khaled Hosseini, internationally acclaimed author, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, and former refugee
... a heart warming story about a child's resourcefulness supported by family love and school support.—Resource Links
... enjoyable ...—CM Magazine
Iqbal's story is steeped in the customs and language of Bangladesh while celebrating universal human qualities such as curiosity and ingenuity.—Science Magazine