Drawing in Space
170 color illustrations
Publication date: 3/21/2017
Rights: NAM, UK, AU
|Did you know that the universe is expanding even as you read this? That stargazing is really looking back in time millions of years, and that sound cannot travel in space, so you can be as noisy as you like? With witty pen-and-ink illustrations, mazes, puzzles, and games, this activity book engages readers of all ages on every page with fun facts about the amazing realm beyond Earth's atmosphere. Readers learn to calculate their age in Jupiter years, draw their own solar systems, and navigate out of a black-hole maze, while discovering more about planets, stars, comets, asteroids, and other celestial objects.|
Harriet Russell studied illustration at Glasgow School of Art and Central Saint Martins in London. She is also the author and illustrator of Drawing in the Sea (2015) and Envelopes a puzzling journey through the Royal Mail (2005) She lives in London, England with her husband and young son.
"[Drawing in Space] is a fun mix of space facts and encouraging the reader to use their imagination, inspired by those facts."Red Tricycle :
"Future astrophysicists will enjoy working in this lovely activity book that's filled with fun facts about the universe, and exercises such as drawing solar systems, navigating out of a black hole, and calculating their ages in Jupiter years."Arts & Activities Magazine:
"Parents, primary-school teachers, and other caregivers could inspire future astronauts, rocket scientists, and meteorologists with this book. As entertaining as it is informative, this book provides writing practice. Gravity, comets, constellations, and asteroids are only a few of the subjects covered. There's no dearth of facts in the book about each planet in our solar system. Stimulating and exciting."