Archive for the ‘Space’ Category

Priscilla and the Pink Planet by Nathaniel Hobbie

June 16, 2010 - 12:46 pm 3 Comments

A rhyming romp through the planet of pink…there’s only one problem…EVERYTHING is pink and Priscilla can’t stand it! She goes on a quest to find something somewhere that isn’t pink. She doesn’t end up going where she wants to, but instead of running away from all of the pink she ends up solving the problem of too much pink. I must also mention that if the fabulous rhythm of this book doesn’t capture your child’s attention, then the fantastic illustrations will.

Looking Down by Steve Jenkins

June 15, 2010 - 2:06 pm No Comments

This is a book without words. Instead, the illustrations start with a picture from space looking down at Earth. As your child turns the pages, the pictures get closer and closer to Earth until, on the last, page, you are looking at a ladybug sitting in the grass close up. This a great book for discussion as well as a fabulous book for readers and non-readers to just look at and ponder on their own.

Martian Rock by Carol Diggory Shields

June 14, 2010 - 11:33 pm No Comments

The martians have set off on a journey to explore each of the planets and to find other life forms. They are not having much luck at each of their stops since they started with Pluto, but are pleased once they get to “orb three” to find some very friendly black and white creatures on the south pole with whom they become fast friends. The martians have to eventually leave, but not before giving their new friends a genuine martian rock. (The last two pages of this book are non-fiction and have some very interesting facts about each of the planets.) Not only is this an adorable book, but it rhymes and we all know how I feel about a book with a good rhyme…sign me up! 🙂