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Our World Is Relative

Julia Sooy, Molly Walsh (Illustrator)


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A fun and engaging picture book from author Julia Sooy and illustrator Molly Walsh explaining Einstein's theory of relativity.

Size, speed, weight, direction, distance
We think of space and time as fixed and measurable.

But these measurements—our experience of space and time—they are relative.

Our world is relative.

With simple, engaging text and vibrant art imbued with light and movement, Our World Is Relative offers a child's-eye view of time, space, and the vast role that relativity plays in comprehending our world. It's an introduction to Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, perfect for any curious young scientist.

Longlisted for the American Association for the Advancement of Science/ Subaru Children's Science Picture Book Award

Praise For Our World Is Relative

"The narrative is well paced and Walsh’s illustrations, pleasing, with plenty of arrows and juxtapositions indicating the relative—curious young minds will enjoy following the shifting angles and viewpoints. A fascinating, bite-size introduction to a classic law of math and science."--Publishers Weekly

Feiwel & Friends, 9781250293688, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 13, 2019

About the Author

In the third grade, Julia Sooy did a book report on a biography of Albert Einstein; she's been interested ever since.

Originally from Richmond, Virginia, she now lives and works in New York City. Our World Is Relative is her debut picture book.

Molly Walsh is an illustrator and textile designer living in Boston, MA. She graduated from the illustration program at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2013 and has since worked with clients such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe.

Her work combines digital and traditional media and is influenced by personal stories, magic in everyday moments, and the great outdoors.