Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space

  • Type: Books
  • By: Dominic Walliman and Ben Newman
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Tom S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781909263079
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Space-Age enthusiasm meets 21st century scientific knowledge!

Professor Astro Cat, whose angular body and brightly-colored universe suggest that he could be George Jetson's next-door neighbor, takes young readers on a fast-paced ride through our solar system and beyond, tossing in tons of cool "factoroids" along the journey.  (Did you know the surface of the moon is roughly the same size as Africa, or that a white hole - the theoretical opposite of a black hole - "sprays out matter and light like a fountain"?) 
An oversized format with thick, rough-textured pages make for a pleasingly tactile experience that enhances the late 1950's vibe.  For young scientists and parents alike, this book is a blast.