I received a copy of “Max Goes to Jupiter” ($15.00 value) in exchange for this promotion. Any opinions expressed here are honest and my own.
This futuristic hardcover book sends the dog, Max, into space. The fictional story side of it is geared for younger students and carries lots of loopholes of what the future in space may hold to keep their attention. This side of the book may be a bit far-fetched for the older students as they will see thru all this, but for the older students…this book captures a lot of great side column true facts about Jupiter throughout the entire book and I think that is the beauty of the entire book. (This picture book is recommended for ages 4-12…grades K-12, which is quite a gap).
All in all, there’s lots going on in this book, Max Goes to Jupiter, but the authors were trying to hit three pillars of successful learning….education, perspective and inspiration…and so some pages focus on more areas that another.
Max Goes to Jupiter can be purchased at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and anywhere children’s books are sold. As a parent, my recommendation is that the fictional story is more geared towards the younger ages and the factual information is geared towards the older students. As a whole, this picture book could be information overload for the youngest of readers.
About the Authors
Jeffrey Bennett, an astrophysicist and former NASA scientist, is the founder of Big Kid Science and creator of the Max Science Adventure Series.
Nick Schneider is a professor and planetary scientist at the University of Colorado and a co-author (with Jeffrey Bennett) of the Cosmic Perspective textbook series, which has sold more than 1 million copies around the world.
Erica Ellingson is a professor and astrophysicist at the University of Colorado, renowned for her work in extragalactic astronomy, cosmology, and archeoastronomy.
Michael Carroll is an internationally acclaimed space artist and author. One of his paintings orbited Earth on the Russian Mir space station and another (in digital form) is part of a time capsule aboard the Phoenix lander on Mars.