The moment this brilliant pictorial book came to us for a review, we were truly excited. We are talking of India in Space published by Harper Collins Children’s Books. The book also has some cool Nasa activities for kids to emulate though we could succeed only half way through in a few.
However, if you have an 8 year old or until the age group of early teens and a kid who’s quite interested in space, this book is sure to interest him or her.
India’s milestones in space world to the current projects of Chandrayaan, our space history and much more are listed and explained paragraph wise with tons of pictures.
A few apps for the current generation too will get their interest like Sky view, Starchart, and more.
The projects we have as a country lined up ahead in 2020 with ISROs planned probe to study the Sun’s corona and it’s atmosphere.
Mangalyaan 2 is planned for 2022-2023
India and where does it stand in the space world experiments and expeditions, careers in the world of astronomy, the book gives a glimpse to what it entails to get kids interested in space.
A must for space buffs. Also the paper quality and the picture clarity is a plus point for the book. It makes the reading more interesting.
Mums and Stories gives it a 4.5 over 5
Our next book that has come for a review, again on space theme is 501 facts factory by Gayathri Ponvannan and published by Hachette Children’s Books.
Though the book goes only as fact listing with hardly any appealing pictures, yet it scores high on content as interested young readers can get access to read up on lots of fun facts.
Did you know you can’t land on Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus or Neptune because these planets have no land.
Also on Uranus, winters are so long that they could last for 21 years!
The book is divided into many chapters giving lots of interesting facts. We found Earth chapter the most interesting.
Here are four fun facts of Earth
a Earth had no oxygen in the beginning.
b)Earth’s centre is as hot as the sun.
c) If Earth slows down, all the oceans will rush to the poles.
d) We’ll turn into Mars some day as over time, the oceans will dry up and it will be a dry planet.
Mums and Stories gives 501 facts factory- Amazing space mysteries and marvels 3.5 over 5.