No, this isn’t one of my strange ideas, it actually exists. R. Buckminster Fuller and a photographer collaborated on a book that, to my knowledge, is the only extant children’s book (amazon) written from a structural engineer’s point of view.
It is an interesting book, if not short and unfocused in its selection of quotes. I selected my favorite for the scan above “If you want to do something good for a child… give him an environment where he can touch things as much as he wants.” I am not quite sure if this is something I will actually read to children or if it is something I read to remind myself that I was once a child.
R. Buckminster Fuller left a deep legacy, and definitely opened options for architects and structural engineers. The USPS issued a stamp for him in 2004 commemorating his contributions to society.