Did you know that Jupiter is eleven times the size of Earth? The solar system is an incredible place that is still mostly unexplored. So, when Stella and her family move to a new townwhere Stella has no friends except for her dog Steveshe goes exploring. In this educational book, travel across the solar system with Stella and Steve as Stella looks for a new home on another planet and imagines what life would be like on another world, from Mercury to Pluto. But along the way Stella learns that Venus has acid rain and Neptune is made mainly of gas, and she begins to wonder whether Earth might actually be the perfect home for her after all.
Featuring a fun and informational story from author James Duffett-Smith, and bold, comic bookstyle illustrations by Bethany Straker, Stella and Steve Travel through Space shows just how great the Earth is (while providing young children with an early science lesson) in a twist on “there’s no place like home.”
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|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 - 6 Years|
About the Author
James Duffett-Smith is the head of licensing business affairs at Spotify. Aside from working as a digital music lawyer, Duffett-Smith also writes and plays music. His first picture book, A Curious Robot on Mars!, will be released in Fall 2013. He lives in both New York City, and Whitstable, England.
Bethany Straker is an illustrator of picture books and magazines. Her work often leans toward the humorous, and has been described as “somewhere between the stylings of a Steve Fiorilla and a Mike Judge series.” She enjoys the little visual details that others may not notice, loves drawing the grotesque, and champions the underdog. Her first children’s book, Smelly Ghost (Isabel Atherton), will publish in Fall 2013 along with A Curious Robot on Mars! She lives and works in Kent, England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A bored Stella seeks adventure – she wants to live somewhere else. Preferably another planet. As she flicks through the pages of a book on the solar system she imagines what life on each planet would be like, with the help and advice of her pug dog Steve! Each pages takes the reader along with Stella and Steve to explore different planets with incredibly detailed illustrations. We learn something new at every stop and the story opens up a world of imagination that continues well after the last page. Stunning retro artwork paired with interesting facts make this a fun, educational read.