Synopses & Reviews
Basher Basics: Space Exploration, Created & illustrated by Simon Basher From Basher, the illustrator who showed the periodic table in a whole new light and gave us his fresh spin on physics, astronomy, planet Earth, chemistry and more, comes a book that shines its light into out-of-this-world beings who make the universe tick. Learn about the amazing research that is revolutionizing space exploration, from the pioneering space crafts and equipment known as 'Space Aces' that have been used to delve into deep-space exploration to the scientists known as 'The Outerplanetary Mob' that have not only taken voyages to space and back but have contributed to our understanding of the universe. Space Exploration is a compelling guide to developments at the very forefront of science - a must-read for anyone wishing to understand, and engage with, modern space.
School Library JournalA breezy tone and ultra-cute illustrations enliven this introduction to space-exploration missions. Two-page spreads per topic, with one page devoted to a brightly colored illustration, provide bite-size chunks of information in a cheeky, first-person voice. . . . this books charm lies in its upbeat, goofy approach.
Like The Magic School Bus
for a younger set, this new series is all about discovery, adventure, and having fun with learning! Come along as Georgeand#160;blasts offand#160;into space, on a mission to learn all about space travel and the solar system. This adventure is packed to the brim with additional science facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more!
George is thrilled to visit the Space Center to help Professor Pizza and Professor Einstein. First up, heand#39;s making a special delivery to the international space station. Then itand#39;s time to help solve a problem with the Mars rover, and George dreams of going where no monkey (or human) has gone beforeandmdash;Mars! Join George on an exciting journey into outer space and learn all about space travel, gravity, the solar system, and Mars.and#160;Based on the Emmy-winning PBS show,and#160;this story is filled to the brim with additional facts, real photos, experiments, activities, and more. Learning about science has never been so much fun!
About the Author
The Reys were born in Hamburg, Germany. Hans Augusto Rey (1898-1977) met his wife-to-be, Margret (1906-1996), at a party in her fatherand#8217;s home in Germany; when he first caught a glimpse of her, she was sliding down the banister. In their twenties and thirties they lived in Paris and in Rio de Janeiro, where Hans sold bathtubs in villages along the Amazon River. Eventually Cambridge, Massachusetts, became the Reysand#8217; home and community. Throughout their lives the Reys created many lively books together, including SPOTTY, PRETZEL, and lift-the-flap books such as HOW DO YOU GET THERE? The manuscript of the first Curious George books was one of the few items the Reys carried with them on their bicycles when they escaped from Paris in 1940. Eventually, they made their way to the United States, and CURIOUS GEORGE was published in 1941. Their incorrigible little monkey has become an American icon, selling millions of books and capturing the hearts of readers everywhere. CURIOUS GEORGE has been published in many languages, including French, German, Japanese, Afrikaans, and Norwegian. Additional Curious George books followed, as well as such other favorites as CECILY G. AND THE NINE MONKEYS and FIND THE CONSTELLATIONS.