“Red Rover is a gorgeously illustrated tale that explores the vast, inhospitable landscape of Mars and the adventures of the little rover that calls the planet its home.”
Mars has a visitor.
It likes to roam…
It explores the red landscape – crossing plains, climbing hills, and tracing the bottoms of craters – in search of water and life.
It is not the first to visit Mars.
It will not be the last.
But it might be…the most curious.
Join Curiosity on its journey across the red planet in this innovative and dynamic non-fiction picture book by Richard Ho, illustrated by Sibert Honor winner Katherine Roy.
Red Rover is truly a captivating story that can spark your own curiosity in Mars. Though not human, the titular rover (reminiscent of WALL-E) captures readers’ hearts with its diligence and playful curiosity—while asking a topical question that has enraptured even those outside the scientific community: Who will we send to Mars next?
This children’s book serves as an accessible entry point into discussions about technology and space, the story evokes an atmosphere both foreign and yet intimate. You can’t help but fall in love with it all. We also love the detail that the author put into the story as you can find information on past Curosity that has visited the planet prior to the latest one. You also get to learn about a new one that is anticipated to land in 2021 – cool right?!
You even get some interesting facts about Mars too and your little curious reader will love to learn them all! I know we sure did!
Therefore, for this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give it 5 rovers out of 5!
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About the Author
Richard Ho is a children’s book author who was once, himself, a child. He is a former journalist and current editor at BrainPOP, an educational website that offers Common Core – aligned animated video content for K-12 audiences. Red Rover is his first book for young readers.
About the Illustrator
Katherine Roy is the award-winning author and illustrator of Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands and How to Be an Elephant: Growings Up in the African Wild. She loves science, history, and big adventures, and is endlessly fascinated by the way things live. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she currently lives with her husband and young son in Oregon.
Until next time…Happy Parenting!
* This book was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.