by Jeffrey Bennett
Now fully updated with results from the Curiosity rover and much more, the new second edition of Max Goes to Mars picks up where Max Goes to the Moon left off, taking Max and his friends on the first human mission to Mars. There, you’ll learn how Max helps makes one of the most important discoveries of all time. After returning home, Max and Tori reflect on the beauty and fragility of our own planet Earth. As with all the books in the Max Science Adventure series, Max Goes to Mars includes “Big Kid Box” sidebars that explain the science that lies behind the scenes of the picture book story; topics covered include “How Far is Mars?,” “Water on Mars,” and “Is There Really Life on Mars?”.
Like all the books from author Jeffrey Bennett, Max Goes to Mars is designed to work simultaneously on three different levels:
- Education comes in the scientifically accurate content.
- Perspective comes in the way the book helps children (and parents) learn to see themselves and our planet in a new light.
- Inspiration comes in encouraging children to dream of how they can help make the world a better place, and perhaps travel to space themselves someday.
Max Goes to Mars is truly the perfect book for kids, parents, and teachers.
WINNER — Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award 2010
WINNER — Young Voices Foundation Gold Award, Children’s Picture Book (Legacy) 2009
WINNER — Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award, Educational Book 2009
National Science Teachers Association Recommends List, Grades K-8