It is almost like a right of passage that at some stage of their life, every child will be fascinated by Space. Whether it’s the space rockets, the stars or the planets – something always manages to capture their fascination. When that day happens, buy this book.
We loved reading this book together. I must admit, it did become a bit of a trivia quiz competition between my husband and I, to see who could answer the questions correctly before the children opened the flaps… just warning you, in case you’re as competitive as we can be!
The book is arranged into different questions exploring the answers to; Where, What, Why, How, Who, Which, and (my toddler’s favourite for guessing) Yes or No. My children were particularly awed when they discovered that a schoolboy had discovered a new planet. We now have two children who are convinced that if they look at the stars long enough, they too will discover new planets… we’ll leave the whole discussion about the sort of telescope that would require for another day!
This is a delightful book and the lift-the-flap layout only adds to the fun. In my teaching years, I have taught units on Space three times, but we all still learnt a lot about space form this book!
Once again Harper Collins have kindly given us two books to give away. To enter, make sure you follow me on one of my social media channels and answer the question, “What question do you (or did you as a child) have about space?” Leave your comment on this post, or my Facebook page. Simple! The most interesting question, wins. This competition is only open to Australian Residents and closes at 10pm (AEST) Tuesday 16th August 2016. Winners will be notified before publication.
Author: Katie Daynes
Illustrator: Peter Donnelly
Designer: Suzie Harrison