Red Rover: Curiosity on Mars

Roaring Brook. Oct. 2019. 44p. bibliog. websites. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781250198334.
PreS-Gr 2– Anthropomorphism reigns in this nonfiction picture book, told in two voices. First, readers meet the rover Curiosity. Although lonely, Curiosity isn’t alone. Others have come before it—Viking 1, Pathfinder, Sojourner, Spirit, and Opportunity. Perhaps there’s life on Mars! A pullout spread shows off the planet, which directly addresses the audience as it describes itself as cold, red, and far away. The expertly drawn pictures help move the pedestrian text along.
VERDICT The illustrations make this a winner for young Mars enthusiasts. Suitable for school and public libraries.

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