Next Stop Neptune
Experiencing the Solar System
Publication Date: November 2004
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Did you know that on the asteroid Ceres you could jump six miles high? That on Pluto it gets so cold that the atmosphere freezes and falls to the ground as snow? Or that there is a volcano on Mars that is almost three times as tall as Mount Everest?
Join astronomer Alvin Jenkins and illustrator Steve Jenkins as they take you on an incredible tour of our solar system. Filled with amazing facts about planets, moons, asteroids and everything in betweenand some of what lies beyondthis book will take you on a journey you won’t soon forget.
Steve Jenkins has written and illustrated many nonfiction picture books for young readers, including the Caldecott Honor–winning What Do You Do with a Tail Like This? His books have been called stunning, eye-popping, inventive, gorgeous, masterful, extraordinary, playful, irresistible, compelling, engaging, accessible, glorious, and informative. He lives in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and frequent collaborator, Robin Page, and their children.
Paper-collage whiz Jenkins returns tot he space art he used to such breathtaking effect in Looking Down (Houghton 2003), but here he looks up: at the entire solar system, and, briefly, beyond.
School Library Journal
A lucid description of the solar system, grounded in concepts that young readers can grasp, and exquisitely illustrated.
Steven Jenkins's paper collages distinguish this journey through the solar system for armchair astronauts.
Children with an interest in astinomy will find this a vivid, handsome guide to their neighborhood in space.
A vivid overview of the Earth and its cohorts in solar orbit...these theoretical visual explorations provide a clarity and convenience of viewpoint that actual photographs simply don't.
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books