Stars and Planets (World of Wonder #8) (Hardcover)

Stars and Planets (World of Wonder #8) By Mack Van Gageldonk Cover Image
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Each section has just enough factual information told in conversational language to engage students, but not so much that they are overwhelmed or will need a glossary. A combination of color photographs and whimsical drawings highlight the text in the different sections. Mack includes questions at the end of each page which provide a great opportunity for parents or teachers to start a discussion with readers. Recommended." ― School Library Connection

Travel far and beyond

How is a star born? What's the weather forecast for the giant planet Jupiter? And how do you prepare for a flight to the moon? In this book, you'll visit all the planets of our solar system, from Mercury to Neptune. You'll learn all about the earth and find out more about the sun, the stars and the moon. Travel along to the farthest corners of space

An informative book full of fun facts and extraordinary stories about stars and planets, with beautiful pictures and playful drawings. For children ages 5 and up.

About the Author

Mack (1960, the Netherlands) is a graphic designer and illustrator from The Netherlands. He was educated at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. During his education he made funny and educational cartoons about, among others, penguins and whales. These cartoons were later bought by the 'Diergaarde Blijdorp'-zoo in Rotterdam. By now Mack is a regular illustrator at this animal park and he is the author of several children's books, in which animals often are the lead characters. Mack has a primitive way of drawing. He gets inspired by African art and the paintings of the Australian aboriginals. Both create an immense power by simplifying shapes. Mack wants to combine that powerful simplification with a subtle sense of humour. "In my books I try to teach children something in a funny way," Mack says. "If I draw a penguin, it doesn't matter to me that much how pretty he is or how good of an swimmer he is. What I want to show the most is how baggy he stands on the ice and how funny his walk is. That funny bagginess is what I try to catch in a couple of lines. Only when children can laugh about it, I think to myself: 'Yes, I did it'."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781605373812
ISBN-10: 1605373818
Publisher: Clavis
Publication Date: July 1st, 2018
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: World of Wonder