Hi. Could anyone suggest a book on space and/or space rockets for a toddler who's learning to read please? It will be for his second birthday next month, the most he will read by himself is a sentence or two per page, but will pay attention to a couple of paragraphs per page being read to him, already knows what order the planets come in, can tell you what a planet is called by site and knows a bit of information on various planets and related things. It is his biggest interest, he seems to be getting a bit bored of his current books and I know he would love a book like this if I could find one that was more suitable. Other books I have found seem to be aimed at a much, much older child with a much longer attention span, although I expect his attention span may be a bit longer for a book on this subject with good graphics. Many thanks.
Thank you J1379. I wasn't sure about a reference book, as we have an adult's reference book on space, which is where his interest first started, but I can see a few of the pages online. There seems to be some very big pictures with a bit of information on each, I can see the page on Mars. Are all the pages like that? If they are, then that would great, there doesn't seem to be too much information crowded onto the pages for him and I think he would love it.
we love this book: http://shop.priddybooks.com/book.aspx?id=7932 Smart Kids Space by Priddy Books
It has beautiful, big page pictures - covers some of what he already knows, like the order within the solar system, but then has a page on each planet with a brief overview and neat facts (but not too much distracting text all over the place, like in a reference). Also has pages on the Milky Way, moon landing, the future of privatized space travel, etc. Text is in decent sized print for lil readers, and some key words highlighted in color.
~ Lucky wife of DH and loving mama to DS (04/11) ~
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