Do your children look up at the stars and want to be astronauts when they grow up? This book will help you nurture your children’s sense of wonder! Ben Newman is a great illustrator. He used to work in a book shop and, in this video, he explains how he came to collaborate with his quantum computer scientist friend, DominicWalliman, on a book about a space-exploring cat.
These wonderful retro style illustrations remind me of the stories I read when I was a child. The book is great for introducing kids (and adults!) to space. We get to know more about a very complex subject through drawings that seem from the 50s. At that time, Yuri Gagarin hadn’t been to space yet, so there was a fascination with the unknown universe and science fiction. Two of my favourite pages are the one about moon facts and the one including the infographic showing the sizes of planets, where the earth is a cherry tomato, Mars is a pea, and Jupiter is a watermelon! Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space is a terrific book for its content and its design. I highly recommend it to fans of space of all ages!