Poppy's Big Idea, 2017, Blurb
‘‘Poppy likes to think BIG. She has a brilliant idea, but can she convince her friends to help? When it comes to big ideas, Poppy realizes it's sometimes easier to show, than to tell.’’
Buffy makes books for children. She is also a scientist. With her books, Buffy wants to show how science is all around us and how often science and creativity go hand in hand.
There are not enough books for children that incorporate science, and even fewer with female lead characters doing it, which is really important for improving the gender balance in science, and the way it’s viewed by children… So I wrote one.
I think the picture book is a great medium for communicating difficult ideas and has the double whammy of reaching children and adults at the same time because picture books are almost always read by an adult to a child.
My hope is that by subtly incorporating ‘everyday science’ into early childhood experiences, science will become commonplace, more understandable and less intimidating. If someone was to read the book and think: ‘Oh, is that science?’, then I would consider my job done!