When it comes to learning about ramps, there is no shortage of great children’s books out there. Ramps are a type of inclined plane, and they are all around us – from the ramp at the doctor’s office to the ones we use to get on and off of buses. Here is a list of some of the best children’s books about ramps:
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle: This classic book is all about a caterpillar who eats his way through a variety of foods. As he eats, he gets bigger and bigger until he finally forms a cocoon and emerges as a beautiful butterfly. Along the way, the caterpillar encounters a ramp – which he uses to get to the top of a tree.
The Ramp by Tony Johnston: This is a simple, yet delightful, picture book all about a ramp. A group of children use the ramp in a variety of ways, from sliding down it on their tummies to using it as a seesaw. In the end, the ramp is taken away – but the children find a way to turn the situation around and have just as much fun without it.
Ramps and Rollers by Barbara Reid: This is a great book for kids who love to building things. In it, a group of kids use ramps and rollers to create all sorts of contraptions. They even use the ramps to make a giant human pyramid!
Ramps to Nowhere by Maureen Daly: This is a mystery book for kids who love to solve puzzles. In it, a group of kids find a ramp leading up to a door in the middle of the woods. They have no idea where the ramp leads to or what is behind the door. It’s up to the kids to solve the mystery and find out!
The Ramp by Steve Jenkins: This is a non-fiction book all about ramps. It includes photos and diagrams of all different kinds of ramps, as well as information about how they work. Kids will learn about everything from wheelchair ramps to skateboard ramps.