In his first book for children, renowned physicist Alan Lightman and collaborators, with help from the Hubble telescope, light up the night sky.
New York Times best-selling author Alan Lightman, in collaboration with Olga Pastuchiv, brings galaxies close in a stunning picture-book tribute to the interconnectedness of the natural world. Layering photographs taken from the Hubble telescope into charming and expressive art, illustrator Susanna Chapman zooms in on one child’s experiences: Ada knows that the best place for star-gazing is on the island in Maine where she vacations with her grandparents. By day, she tracks osprey in the trees, paddles a kayak, and hunts for shells. But she’s most in her element when the sun goes down and the stars blink to life. Will the fog this year foil her plans, or will her grandfather find a way to shine a spotlight on the vast puzzle of the universe... until the weather turns?
With the Solar System Puzzle from Mudpuppy, children can learn about our solar system with puzzle pieces that are shaped like the planets! This double-sided 70 piece puzzle includes the planet names translated into French, Spanish, and German on the back. Featuring fun illustrations, this puzzle is both engaging and educational. It is packaged in a sturdy box perfect for safekeeping and gift giving.