On August 6, 2012, the rover Curiosity touched down on the rocky surface of Mars. This is her story – narrated in the first person by Curiosity herself. From idea to creation and beyond, this fact-filled, stylish book introduces readers to Curiosity and her mission: to discover more about the red planet and search for evidence of life. How did Curiosity get her name? What tools does she use to carry out her tasks? In her own voice, the popular NASA rover tells how and why she traveled more than 350,000,000 miles to explore a planet no human has ever visited... and what she’s been doing there. In his debut picture book, Markus Motum brings Curiosity’s story to life in vivid color: the deep blues of space set off the warm, rusted hues of Mars’s dusty red surface, marking this lovable rover and her mission as something special.
This book is nothing short of spectacular. What could have been a normal nonfiction accounting of a Mars space mission comes to life when told in the first person. The illustrations are gorgeous - both artistic and scientific at the same time, and the cover alone will make kids want to pick up the book.
Curiosity is a book to read over and over again to pick up details in the text and illustrations that may have been overlooked on the first reading. There is a glossary in the back, (that seems a little too simple for this book) as well as a time line of the Mars missions from 1964 to the present. Loved this book! Recommending it for anyone of any age or gender – run to read it! Reply