Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Andy the Alien Visits the Outer Planets

"Andy the Alien Visits the Outer Planets" is an adorable children's book written by Jeffrey Scott Chase. The book itself is a paperback book, but large (around the size of a sheet of notebook paper) which is perfect for young hands. The story itself follows our friend Andy the Alien as he explores outer space. What I thought was great about this book was that it is entertaining but also full of fun facts about space and the planets that children will remember (for example, did you know that Saturn has 31 moons? Your child will!).

The illustrations in "Andy the Alien Visits the Outer Planets" are bright, and attractive. There are several pictures of planets and moons that appear to be photographed, which makes it much more realistic for the child. There are a lot of pictures on every page, and there isn't a lot of tough vocabulary, which makes it great for young children who still are interested in outer space. Jeffrey Scott Chase clearly kept himself aware of his audience when he was writing because the entire book is perfectly worded for the younger crowd.

I would recommend this book for children ages 4 and up - My 4 year old daughter thought it was so cool! Easy to read, great illustrations, and some fun facts to learn all combine to make a great bedtime (or anytime!) story for the space lover in your home.

FTC DISCLOSURE:  I received a complimentary copy of "Andy the Alien Visits the Outer Planets" as a member of the Dorrance Publishing Book Review Team.  Visit dorrancebookstore.com to learn how you can become a member of the Book Review Team.

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