Professor Astro Cat’s Atomic Adventure by Dr. Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman

Published by Flying Eye

Summary:  Professor Astro Cat takes readers on a tour through the world of physics.  After announcing that physics holds the answers to many questions (“Why is the sky blue?” “How does a boat float?”), he covers many of the basics of physics, including gravity, sound, light, atoms, matter, energy, and more.  Each two-page spread of this oversize book has a dizzying array of graphics giving facts, answers to questions, and real-life examples.  This is a British import, so there are some British spellings and measurements.   A glossary-index is included at the end.  56 pages; grades 2-6.

Pros:  A very complete introduction to physics, explained in a kid-friendly but not condescending way, with eye-catching illustrations throughout.

Cons:  It will take a dedicated science fan or some adult support to get through all the content here.

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