Rocket Into Space, by Ragbir Bhathal & Johanna Davids

Maddy and Jack are going on a journey into space. They’re counting down and taking off on a rocket trip through the solar system. Along the way thy are going show readers what they see and share lots of intriguing facts.

Starting at the Sun, and going past Earth’s Moon, the travellers then stop at each of the other seven planets in the solar system before heading back to Earth. Each spread features illustrations, photos and facts, presented with interactive elements including flaps, tabs and dials. There are also back of book activity suggestions such as making a Solar System mobile and making a crater.

This sturdy offering is both informative and entertaining.

Rocket into Space!

Rocket into Space!, by Ragbir Bhathal and Johanna Davids
National Library of Australia, 2012
ISBN 9780642277510

Available from good bookstores, the NLA Bookstore or online.