In the year 1666, the Great Plague hit England and forced schools to lockdown. Isaac Newton was stranded at home, yet this turned out to be his "Year of Wonders." The COVID-10 hit the globe 17 months ago that has forced and still stranded many children at their homes. What could the young children nowadays learn from the young Newton from 355 years ago? This picture book project tells the story of Newton during his pandemic year. I designed this book to be contemporary, relatable, talkable, and scientifically accurate (e.g., on the cover page, the light trajectories and the position of the prisms were precisely calculated using optics simulation). This book aims to entertain young children (~6-to-10-year-old) with scientific ideas and social-emotional topics.
Download the beta version at the link below. I make frequent modifications and updates. I am currently developing a reader's companion for teachers and parents to make the most use of this picture book during adult-child interaction. All critics are welcome.
Special thanks to Vivien Zhang and Maximillian Mulhern for their illustration. All errors are my own.