"A picture book of unusual muted elegance."
The Sunday Times Review (UK)
"Cute characters (such as the titular Professor Astro Cat and his assistant Astro Mouse) give a humorous, conversational tone to this nonfiction book's information about space, our solar system, and changing space exploration technology. Like the text, the book's browsable layout encourages readers to keep exploring. Overall, a great book to nurture interest in and wonder at the infinite possibilities of space."
The Horn Book
“Conducted by a cat in a retro-futuristic space suit, this tour of the solar system and beyond earns style points for both its illustrations and its selection of “Factoroids.”
"Both modern in its scientific spirit and with a sensibility modeled after the delightful mid-century children’s books from the Golden Age of space exploration, it tickles young readers as well as their space-enchanted parents into precisely that “palpable zest to make contact with the cosmos."
"A hugely charming book packed with knowledge and humor to make learning about space fun."
‘Finally! A spectacularly made publication to teach kids about space in an exciting, funny and breathtakingly beautiful way. Illustrator Ben Newman has collaborated with his scientific friend Dr.Dominic Walliman to create this truly astounding publication to be enjoyed by adults and children alike. I genuinely learned more about science and space from flicking through this book than I did in my entire school career. So go buy it!’
It's Nice That
"The book combines scientific rigor (on a level appropriate for younger readers) with delightful imagery. Every page offers a wealth of details. [
] The illustrations are busy in the best way: clearly connected to the text, but with all sorts of small flourishes and surprises built in. This is the kind of book that a grade-school age budding scientist can spend hours with. I wish I’d had a book like this when I was younger, but even now, when I’m well into my fifties, I’m absolutely captivated by it. [
] This is a perfect book for gift-giving and for opening up the universe (literally, the universe) for younger readers."
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