An Introduction for Young Explorers
Text by Steve Parker<br />
Illustrated by Andrea De Santis
Recommended for: ages 6 and up
Space is all around us, but how much do we know? Where do we even begin …
Space Kids: An Introduction for Young Explorers is designed to inspire awe at the great big universe around us. Covering topics such as stars, planets, moons, alongside the basics of gravity and even how astronauts are able to eat and sleep in space; each page takes us through the complexities of the universe with a fresh and original style. This is a space book that not only teaches young explorers about what is out there but also serves as reminder about just how special we are here on planet Earth.
We begin with the enormity of the big bang. And travel from the big and inconceivable - slowly but surely getting smaller and smaller - until we reach the most spectacular thing in the universe: the tiny human who is holding Space Kids.
Andrea De Santis’ beautifully rendered illustrations spark curiosities and imaginations whilst Steve Parker’s simple text creates a sense of wonder and fuels an appreciation for what it means to be a part of the universe’s complex system; truly a must-have introduction for any budding young explorer.
Andrea De Santis is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Ascoli Piceno, Italy. His contemporary graphic style has gained him commissions for international publications, animations, and cover designs.
Steve Parker is a specialist of the natural world and general sciences. He has a First Class Honours BSc in Zoology and is Senior Scientic Fellow of the Zoological Society. He has co-authored and edited over 300 nonfiction titles including Science Crackers: Fizzing Physics and Science: A Children’s Encyclopedia. When it comes to science his formula is simple: remember the two I’s, information and imagination.
The book will also be available in German.