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.

One thought on “Professor Astro Cat’s Atomic Adventure by Dr. Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman

  1. I didn’t realize there was a new book in this series! My son adored the Frontiers of Space and this one looks pretty similar. He’ll be thrilled when this shows up on our hold shelf at the library.

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