Book: Flying High
Author: Geeta Dharmarajan.
Age: 3-7 years
Especially for space loving kids!
We won this Katha book from The Curious Owl and Kids Book Café Review-a-Book Contest .
The cover was enough to get Raina – my 6 year old daughter interested. She has recently started to enjoy non- fiction books, so a book about a real astronaut with real images of spaceships and space super excited her.
The book is about Suni Pandya (Sunita Williams). It has short, easy-to-read sentences. Both of my kids (my son is 3 years old) were attracted to the full page high quality pictures.
When I asked Raina what her favorite part was, she said, “The picture with the earth where we can see India!”
She asked me quite a few questions after we read the book:
“How did Sunita become an astronaut?”
“What do astronauts do in space?”
“What hard work did she do? “
“What is meaning of hard work?
(The concept of hard work, study hard is new I guess!)
And finally she declared, “Mummy I’ll go to space too but I’ll come back in one day!”
The last few pages are dedicated to some activities – something that all kids will enjoy. There are a few open ended questions for the kids at the end too, which were so much fun to do.
I used this book as a start to teach about gravity, spacewalk, space stations etc.
Do get this book! Seeing pictures and learning about a real astronaut/space is something that they will thoroughly enjoy.
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