Hello, friends! Our book today is My First Book of the Cosmos by Sheddad Kaid-Salah Ferrón and Eduard Altarriba, third in their series of kid-friendly guides to advanced scientific concepts.
As with the previous titles (Quantum Physics and Relativity), this colorful guidebook invites readers along to explore sophisticated elements of astrophysics and cosmology, including gravity, cosmic background radiation, the different types of stars and how they are born and die, and so much more. Laid out with practical demonstrations and visually engaging illustrations, budding scientists can read the cosmic calendar, explore wormholes, and study the secrets of dark matter. So settle in: the universe awaits!
Fantastic. Ferrón and Altaribba’s guidebooks for young scientists are always a delight, managing a wonderful mix of mind-expanding science that is made intelligible for kids (and laymen adults) without being overly-dumbed down. Altaribba’s midcentury-modern style illustrations add perfectly to this, weaving together technical drawings and exaggerated cartoon characters to create entertaining yet informative visual aids. This is a lengthy book, and definitely best for its intended middle-grade audience and older, but JJ still enjoyed the artwork and learning some of the simpler concepts. A wonderful addition to the collection, and it’s Baby Bookworm approved!
(Note: A copy of this book was provided to The Baby Bookworm by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.)