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On a planet far, far away, one pioneer explores a vast frontier. Many others have come before it seeking an answer to Mars’s many secrets, and the little rover is no different. It plays games. It looks for water. And it waits… …for the next one to come to Mars to explore. Join Curiosity on its journey across the red planet in this innovative and dynamic nonfiction picture book On a planet far, far away, one pioneer explores a vast frontier. Many others have come before it seeking an answer to Mars’s many secrets, and the little rover is no different. It plays games. It looks for water. And it waits… …for the next one to come to Mars to explore. Join Curiosity on its journey across the red planet in this innovative and dynamic nonfiction picture book by journalist Richard Ho, illustrated by Sibert Honor winner Katherine Roy.


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On a planet far, far away, one pioneer explores a vast frontier. Many others have come before it seeking an answer to Mars’s many secrets, and the little rover is no different. It plays games. It looks for water. And it waits… …for the next one to come to Mars to explore. Join Curiosity on its journey across the red planet in this innovative and dynamic nonfiction picture book On a planet far, far away, one pioneer explores a vast frontier. Many others have come before it seeking an answer to Mars’s many secrets, and the little rover is no different. It plays games. It looks for water. And it waits… …for the next one to come to Mars to explore. Join Curiosity on its journey across the red planet in this innovative and dynamic nonfiction picture book by journalist Richard Ho, illustrated by Sibert Honor winner Katherine Roy.

30 review for Red Rover: Curiosity on Mars

  1. 4 out of 5

    J.L. Slipak

    MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. I found this book very interesting and coming out at a good time, considering all the discussions going on right now about humans traveling to Mars one day soon. It’s an amazing amount of information in such a thin book aimed at kids. You learn about Curiosity, the last of the rovers to land on Mars. You learn about how it functions, what it does and how it does it. There’s a diagram that shows the parts of the rover. You learn MY THOUGHTS: I received this book in exchange for my honest review. I found this book very interesting and coming out at a good time, considering all the discussions going on right now about humans traveling to Mars one day soon. It’s an amazing amount of information in such a thin book aimed at kids. You learn about Curiosity, the last of the rovers to land on Mars. You learn about how it functions, what it does and how it does it. There’s a diagram that shows the parts of the rover. You learn about the previous rovers such as the Viking 1, and Spirit. Through curiosity, Earth learns about Mars, its storms, its surface, color and content. There’s a centre pull-out poster to give you a better view of Mars and the rover. Towards the back of the book, there’s an itemized list about Mars’ key points to remember. Finally, there’s a write-up about curiosity in greater detail from when it began its exploration of Mars on August 6, 2012. Then, there’s a write-up of each of curiosity’s ‘friends.’ I enjoyed this book. It will make a great resource material for any library or just a source of entertainment and learning for curious young minds.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Barbara

    This one is a 3.5 for me. I've always been fascinated by machines like Opportunity that explore various parts of space, and I was excited to see this picture book about those rovers. While it might be wonderful if humans could travel to Mars and explore its landscape, at this point, it is only rovers that can do so. Curiosity, the rover featured here, has been in operation for seven years, traveling across the terrain of Mars, the Red Planet, in search of life or the elements that might make This one is a 3.5 for me. I've always been fascinated by machines like Opportunity that explore various parts of space, and I was excited to see this picture book about those rovers. While it might be wonderful if humans could travel to Mars and explore its landscape, at this point, it is only rovers that can do so. Curiosity, the rover featured here, has been in operation for seven years, traveling across the terrain of Mars, the Red Planet, in search of life or the elements that might make life as we know it possible. The book follows Curiosity as it moves across the planet and contends with the winds and storms of the planet, personifying the rover and the planet so that readers almost feel sorry for the lonely machine and the planet itself, wondering who or what will visit it next. There are splendid double-page spreads and much use of various shades of the color red and incredibly detailed pages of the rover, and even two pages that identify all of its parts. Back matter includes references, information about Curiosity's work and predecessors and what happened to them, and plans for another rover to join Curiosity on Mars. Even the book's end papers feature tracks from Curiosity that mar slightly the planet's surface. I cannot imagine someone reading this book and not being filled with a sense of wonder and curiosity.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Erin Buhr

    Oh I love a good space story. This one sets you down on the red planet. The illustrations feel immersive and bring Mars and all of it's texture and grit and redness to life. This is a story about exploring Mars and in particular Curiosity the most recent rover. The text is simple, but informative. The illustrations are beautiful. I love the back matter, especially the diagram of the rover. Included is also information about Mars and about the other rovers sent to space and the one scheduled to Oh I love a good space story. This one sets you down on the red planet. The illustrations feel immersive and bring Mars and all of it's texture and grit and redness to life. This is a story about exploring Mars and in particular Curiosity the most recent rover. The text is simple, but informative. The illustrations are beautiful. I love the back matter, especially the diagram of the rover. Included is also information about Mars and about the other rovers sent to space and the one scheduled to be sent in 2020. There is a sense of adventure and hope that swells up in you as you read this book. I hope it inspires a new generation of curious explorers.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Marcie Flinchum

    Follow Curiosity, the Mars Rover, on Mars. This book takes you around Mars, shows the different jobs of Curiosity, the terrain of Mars, and even the history of Mars exploration through the point of view of Mars itself. This book is about a complex subject, but the language is spot-on for young children and the illustrations are stunning. This is the perfect book for the young scientist or aspiring astronaut. The back matter gives more information about Mars, Curiosity, and the history of Follow Curiosity, the Mars Rover, on Mars. This book takes you around Mars, shows the different jobs of Curiosity, the terrain of Mars, and even the history of Mars exploration through the point of view of Mars itself. This book is about a complex subject, but the language is spot-on for young children and the illustrations are stunning. This is the perfect book for the young scientist or aspiring astronaut. The back matter gives more information about Mars, Curiosity, and the history of exploration on Mars. This is a must buy for elementary libraries, public libraries, and any kid who is curious about space!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Diane

    “The little rover likes to roam. It leaves long, straight tracks as it goes.” A book about Curiosity, the fourth NASA rover to land on Mars. Includes a diagram of “the anatomy of Curiosity, additional information about Curiosity and the other probes and rovers that have been sent and a bibliography.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Kifflie

    This is an easy non-fiction title about the Curiosity rover, which landed on Mars in 2012 and began exploring the planet's surface. The text is very simple, and the illustrations by Katherine Roy are excellent and really give the reader an idea of the redness of Mars. There are also notes at the end about other Earth spacecraft that have visited the planet.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Teresa

    A playful look at the Curiosity Rover through an imaginative POV, RED ROVER is told through words as artful as the gorgeous illustrations. This book is the perfect marriage of creative lyricism and science and is perfect for home or school libraries to be read over and over! It's one of the science books that can also be a good bedtime story.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Raven Terry

    I originally got this one for my kiddo, he absolutely loves all things space related, specifically Mars. However, I accidentally opened it. lol and not only was the artwork beautiful but there was some pretty great info there. Easy to understand, engaging, exactly the right book to help awaken a new young scientist! I loved it! I can't wait to share this!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    Stunning illustrations accompany text that mirrors the Martian landscape: sparse, deliberate, and precise. Readers will pour over this book with awe and wonder as they join Curiosity on Mars and discover the unexpected narrator. A truly gorgeous, informative, and inspiring read!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Day

    Really liked this book. Curiosity, the red rover on Mars, felt almost human in the way the book was written and illustrated. I liked how the story was told, Mars and the mission described and the switch of characters at the end.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie Lucianovic

    It is no easy task to write simply about a complex subject but Richard Ho certainly makes it look that way in Red Rover. This book has stunning illustrations and is packed with information delivered in an engaging and thoroughly accessible tone. A true gem of a book for space lovers.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Raven Black

    More artistic then "serious" scientific but has basic facts. Seems awkward for casual reader, might be for kids who like vehicles, but not a lot of variety. Probably best for a 1st or 2nd grade classroom

  13. 4 out of 5

    Edward Sullivan

    Outstanding illustrations in this story about the rover Curiosity exploring Mars.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Andria Rosenbaum

    Lyrical and lovely with gorgeous illustrations and just enough science to spark a child's interest. I have no doubt this book will launch the imagination and curiosity of children everywhere. Highly recommended for classrooms and libraries.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Amber Webb

    Gorgeous illustrations filled the pages to complete the picture the words were telling.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Kristen Thorp

    309/365

  17. 4 out of 5

    Shauna Yusko

    Beautiful illustrations!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Villain E

    The artwork is beautiful. The story is okay. Some facts and some ideas about the rover and Mars itself. More approachable than other picturebooks I've read on the subject.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sara

    Personifying the Curiosity rover is a great idea. Doing so makes the science involved relatable and exciting. The reader roots for the rover and can't wait to see what it does next! Great fun.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    Beautiful art renderings on every page really bring to life the Martian planet and the mission of this specific rover, with history of previous rovers. The graphical design is top notch.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Mandi Murphy

    Very nice, educational, non-fiction story for smaller kids.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Joanna

    I initially checked this out from the library for myself (space books are my JAM), but as the rovers are technically vehicles I figured I'd see if the construction-vehicle-obsessed kiddo would be interested in it. Sure enough he did enjoy reading it, and I'm hoping that I can continue to broaden his interests to space vehicles! As for myself, I thought it was simply stunning visually and did an excellent job of conveying often-difficult information in an easily digestible form for a lay person I initially checked this out from the library for myself (space books are my JAM), but as the rovers are technically vehicles I figured I'd see if the construction-vehicle-obsessed kiddo would be interested in it. Sure enough he did enjoy reading it, and I'm hoping that I can continue to broaden his interests to space vehicles! As for myself, I thought it was simply stunning visually and did an excellent job of conveying often-difficult information in an easily digestible form for a lay person such as myself.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Shauna

    Let’s go to Mars! Richard Ho’s non-fiction picture book about the Curiosity Rover is told from the red planet’s point of view. The narrative is simple enough for younger picture book reader to understand, and there’s plenty of back matter for kids wanting to dig deeper. I love how Ho approaches science with such a strong sense of wonder and playfulness. Highly recommended for space-minded kids and grown-ups.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Tanya

    Simply told and gorgeously illustrated, this atmospheric look at the rover Curiosity on Mars encourages readers to open their minds to both current realities and future possibilities of space exploration. Ho's friendly, succinct style and illustrator Katherine Roy's creative perspective and use of red tones provide the feel of roaming the planet alongside Curiosity. Backmatter offers depth (The Anatomy of Curiosity, information about Curiosity's history on Mars and more on the red planet Simply told and gorgeously illustrated, this atmospheric look at the rover Curiosity on Mars encourages readers to open their minds to both current realities and future possibilities of space exploration. Ho's friendly, succinct style and illustrator Katherine Roy's creative perspective and use of red tones provide the feel of roaming the planet alongside Curiosity. Backmatter offers depth (The Anatomy of Curiosity, information about Curiosity's history on Mars and more on the red planet itself), and breadth (Curiosity's Friends, a look at other rovers that came before) for the "curious" minds who will be enthralled with the small but mighty rover.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Margie

    My full recommendation: https://librariansquest.blogspot.com/...

  26. 5 out of 5

    Cathy Mealey

    From the planet's perspective, Curiosity hosts readers on a trip to Mars! Learn about terrain, the jobs of Curiosity the Rover, and the known history of the planet. Easily accessible, stunning illustration accompany the pitch-perfect language, making this an easily re-readable book for future scientists and astronauts. Backmatter supports the book, extending its value to classrooms and libraries everywhere.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Debra

  28. 4 out of 5

    Ariel

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jasen

  30. 5 out of 5

    Anthea

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