The solar system and the world above the clouds has fascinated my son for some time and they often touch on the subject at school. I thought he’d enjoy looking through Paperscapes: The Spectacular Journey into Space which is released this week through Carlton Books.
You may recall that I recently reviewed the Paperscapes: The Amazing World of Animals book. This is in the same series, and is a 64 page hardback book aimed at children aged 7 years and over.
This series of books is a little different from other factual books we have. Afterall, it’s not the norm to rip pieces of a book out, is it! But with Paperscapes: The Spectacular Journey into Space that’s exactly what you do do. Well, maybe not rip, but you carefully pull apart the die-cut pages to really bring the book to life.
Each page has pull out die-cast pieces, which totally transforms the reading experience. Everything is covered in this book, from the planets of the solar system to the telescopes that help us view them from Earth.
Each double-sided page is full of information and interesting facts, written in a way for children to easily understand.
I remember the Space Shuttle expeditions and watching in awe at the take off’s and landings as well as the space missions. My son has seen some space related objects at the Science Museum, so the Paperscapes: The Spectacular Journey into Space has helped to enhance his learning in a fun way.
Not only has he learned about planets and space vehicles and communication equipment that are used now, he’s also learned about the equipment of the future. He’s been learning about the Mars 2020 Rover that’s due to launch next year, but which won’t arrive on Mars until 2021. We were both fascinated to read that this rover unit will be accompanied by a helicopter. The helicopter will need 10 times more power than normal to work due to the thin atmosphere on Mars – fascinating.
We’ve both been impressed with Paperscapes: The Spectacular Journey into Space and can recommend this, and the range in general.
You can find out more about this and other Carlton Books on their website, as well as ordering a copy of this book too.
disclosure: we were sent the item mentioned in exchange for an honest review
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