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Glow in the Dark: Voyage through Space Hardcover – August 2, 2018
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Let's explore! Begin at the very center of our solar system, the Sun, then visit Mercury, Venus, Earth and its moon, Mars, the asteroid belt, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and finally the Kuiper belt and the dwarf planet Pluto. Each stop on the journey is brought to life with a captivating description and a stunning two-page illustration. Fact boxes call out even more interesting details about space and our exploration of it.
When your amazing journey is complete, fold out the poster and simply turn off the light to see an incredible glow-in-the-dark image. (For best results, recharge under a light for 5 minutes.)
Three, two, one—blast off into the science of space!
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Cornelia Li is a Chinese born illustrator currently based in Toronto, Canada. Her clients include: New York Times, Chicago Readers, PBS Newshour, Reader's Digest Canada.
Katy Flint is an author, editor, and musician, based in London. She studied violin at the University of Southampton, before moving into children's books. She is the author of the much-loved Story Orchestra series, and has worked on many other non-fiction titles – from human bodies to dinosaurs. She connects with people all around the globe on her Intro to Children’s Publishing course. Find her on Instagram: @katy_flint
- Publisher : Wide Eyed Editions; Illustrated edition (August 2, 2018)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 24 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1786031310
- ISBN-13 : 978-1786031310
- Reading age : 5 - 8 years
- Grade level : Kindergarten - 3
- Item Weight : 1 pounds
- Dimensions : 9.25 x 0.38 x 12.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #773,601 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Each full-color page guides the reader and the astronaut girl & space pup, along through our galaxy, from the Sun all the way to the Kupier Belt. Along the way we visit each planet, beautifully highlighted, with given facts and theories given in small snippets.
I say theories because that's really what much of our current knowledge of space is. The age of the sun, how the planets were created, etc...we really do not know. But, if one's beliefs don't hold to "billions of years" don't let that stop you from enjoying this book alongside your students or child. Discussing various current ideas within science is exactly what growing minds need! There's no telling what may be learned within the scientific community during their lifetime. Feed the child's mind and curiosities now to broaden their opportunities later.
This book is a great addition to bookshelves, whether in the classroom, library, or in a kid's bedroom.
I cannot speak to the glow in the dark element of this book as it was read & enjoyed on a Kindle so the "glow" ability isn't a feature.
[I was given a free, digital ARC of this book by NetGalley & Quarto Publishing. All thoughts expressed here are my own.]
This book is a trip through our solar system from the Sun to the Kuiper belt. Traveling with us are young astronaut and her dog. Part of the fun is finding them on each page. Also fun are the facts about the objects we see along the way. We learn about the temperature and size and the kinds of explorations that have been made.
Each object gets two pages, so that leaves plenty of room for the beautiful illustrations. They are colorful and full of motion. Nothing feels static in this book, and that helps bring the feeling of wonder to the reader.
I love being a reviewer because I can review great books like this, but my review copies don't include things like glow in the dark star maps, so I can only imagine how lucky a young explorer will be to open the map in a dark room and gaze in to space.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Quarto Publishing Group-Wide Eyed Editions, and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
Note: I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinions.
I loved that this book combined an element of adventure by traveling through the solar system while teaching about the various areas. It feels like the book takes a more unique learning opportunity than other books do. It is easy to navigate and leaves enough room that a curious child can create more wonder and learning opportunities. We are a Homeschool family who will be studying space as our science unit next semester and I look forward to incorporating this into our studies. It's well done.
Some kids will enjoy the small info blurbs, but most are likely to stare at the drawings in fascination, mesmerized. I can easily picture these drawings selling as art pieces, maybe posters; they’re that awesome.
Note: as a real book this might glow in the dark, but the digital edition doesn’t.
4.5 pushed up to 5/5