LEARN THE ELEMENTS IN A NEW, FUN WAY! What if instead of the letters “He” on a page, Helium was a high-pitched and high-spirited balloon hero? What instead of learning of Arsenic’s deadly properties through a blurb in a text book, you learned it through his poisonous personality? Well now, you can! Periodically Heroic features a 118 unique illustrations of the elements personified, each based on that element’s most recognizable uses, discovery, or namesake, along with a matching description to explain the design! It’s perfect for visual learners and science enthusiasts alike!
Targeted Age Group:: 6-14
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
Growing up, science was never my forte, but I was always a huge doodler and visual learner. Having struggled with Chemistry in particular in high school, I decided to create a book that would have helped my younger self learn and get excited about the subject by creating character designs for all 118 elements. And thus, Periodically Heroic was born!
Atomic Mass: 1.008
As a major component of water, Hydrogen’s calm and cool personality makes him well suited to lead the Periodically Heroic gang.
Atomic Mass: 4.003
If you’ve ever purchased a balloon at a theme park or inhaled its contents for that high-pitched voice effect, you have the high-spirited Helium to thank for that!
Atomic Mass: 6.941
With his electric personality, Lithium powers hours upon hours of social media scrolling when ionized to power rechargeable cellphone batteries!
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Rachel Napierkowski is a storyboard artist is the animation industry, who's lent her skills to the likes of Animaniacs 2020, Action Pack, and Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. From a young age, her passion for drawing and writing combined into a dream of publishing her own children's book. Now, as an adult, she's combined her cartooning prowess (as well as the skills she acquired as the second of six kids) to create Periodically Heroic: A Fun, Visual Dictionary of the Periodic Table of the Elements. She's very excited to get her first personal project out into the world.