Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Older than the Stars

Fox, Karen C. 2010. Older than the stars. Watertown, MA: Charlesbridge.

Wow! Who would think that one could create a picture book explaining the Big Bang Theory? A good picture book. An accurate picture book. A rhyming, cumulative picture book. Karen C. Fox and illustrator Nancy Davis have done just that! Kudos!

A simple, cumulative rhyme follows the creation of the universe,
... this is the star of red-hot stuff, that burst from the gas in a giant puff, that spun from the blocks, that formed from the bits that were born in the bang, when the world began.
Smaller text insets explain the concept in greater detail for older readers. A Time Line of the Universe and a Glossary are included.

Large text in a "printing" font is artfully placed on colorful, double-spread illustrations, created with "pencil, cut paper, and potato and eraser prints, then digitally composed."

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