Mark Pichora, author
Imagination and education go hand in hand in this father-daughter camping trip beneath the stars. Jane listens as her dad tells of an amazing alien world, but is it all just a trick? Perhaps not! His fantastical imaginings are soon followed by an inspired account of the wonders of space and its infinite possibility, putting his wild tale into perspective against an even wilder universe. Stargazing will inspire kids to unleash their imagination as they learn about the wonders of space, from our local solar system to the distant cosmos. It covers planets, stars, galaxies – and yes, aliens! – all in an accessible story for kids. For added punch, the story is set in anapestic tetrameter (classic Dr. Seuss form), and it is enriched with pop-outs that elaborate on various marvels of the universe. These will be interesting for more advanced readers, parents and teachers.