Top positive review
A pretty nice book for little space enthusiasts
Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2020
I got this book for a 4 year old boy’s birthday - he loves space and everything about planets, comets, asteroids and so on.
I already use National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Space which is a great book to teach about space (one chapter at a time) but I wanted a book about all the planets he knows to keep in his room, ready for bedtime reading.
This book is perfect for that. It reviews basic information about planets, there are some comparisons like “Venus looks like the brightest star in the sky” or interesting facts like “the bubbles in soda are the same gas that makes up a lot of atmosphere on Venus”. There is not too much information crammed into it, no space missions or spacecrafts listed.
I only wish the pictures were more vibrant, printed on better paper. They look a little bit bland compared to the books about space that are printed on a sleek, glossy paper.
Oh and it probably would be better if the size and distance comparisons were done in a graphic way, not with numbers. “More than 1300 Earths could fit inside Jupiter” is a bit abstract number for a little kid; a picture of two planets in scale would do a better job.
But those are minor complaints, the book definitely did not disappoint me :)