My First Book of the Cosmos
by Sheddad Kaid-Salah Ferrón & Eduard Altarriba

Since reading City Moon by Rachael Cole we’ve taken a few evening walks around our neighbourhood. Ivy really enjoys spotting the moon and the stars and it’s prompted lots of questions about Space. This isn’t my specialist subject at all so I’ve been turning to our copy of ‘My First Book of the Cosmos’ for help!

Aimed at children aged 8+, this fascinating book introduces kids to a complex subject in a really fun way. It breaks down a wide range of topics in to manageable chunks and does a great job of explaining it all in a way which is easy to understand (even for me!).

There are pages on gravity, galaxies, the big bang, stars, planets, black holes, wormholes and the possibility of other life forms. The layout is engaging, with brightly coloured illustrations, simple graphs and accessible examples.

Although Ivy is younger than the intended demographic she has learned a lot from her ‘star book’ as she calls it. She likes to flick through the pages and ask questions about the pictures. I then pick out the bits of information which I think will make most sense to her. It’s definitely a book with longevity and I imagine it will be very useful for school projects in the years to come!

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Disclosure: The publisher provided us with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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