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This week’s children’s book review is all about Life On Earth: Space. It was published by Quarto and can be purchased on Amazon*.
Life on Earth: Space is the perfect introduction to our universe for 5+-year-olds. With 100 questions and 70 flaps to lift, this beautifully illustrated board book keeps kids engaged while learning.
Lift the flaps to find the answers to common questions, such as, ‘How does a telescope work?’, ‘Why can’t a plane fly to space?’ and ‘What is a dwarf planet?’
Topics covered include astronaut training, planets and stars, space-exploration equipment and life in space, among many more. Scientific details are turned into simple, bite-size facts that the reader lifts the flaps to discover.
Heather Alexander’s colourful illustrations make each fact memorable, and the sturdy, board book format means that even the most hands-on learners will have fun playing with the book day after day.
Perfect to read out loud to your child, or to let them explore on their own, Life on Earth: Space offers a simple, fun way into astronomy and space exploration for little readers.
A few weeks ago we reviewed another book in this series, Life On Earth: Planet Earth so the layout of this book will look familiar if you read the other post. While we have been trying to homeschool Erin we have been doing a few bits about space but without being a teacher, or knowing what to talk about, it can be hard to know where to start and that’s where this book comes in.
Life on Earth: Space is a large board book with 100 questions and 70 flaps for children to discover. I really like that the layout of this book is different from the norm as it gives children a different way of learning and also able to discover some things for themselves.
In this book children can learn about things such as what a solar system is, which planet has the biggest volcano (something Erin is really interested in) and which planets have rings. It might seem like there is a lot of information, and there is, but it’s done in a way so children won’t feel overwhelmed with it all.
While this book is obviously aimed at children, there was so much in here that I didn’t know. Life on Earth: Space is a great book for exploring with your child so you can both hopefully learn something new.