Explore the science behind a trip to Mars, from launch to landing on the Red Planet. Set to the tune of "The Farmer in the Dell," this jaunty journey follows five adorable, bobble-headed astronauts as they learn how to bathe in zero gravity, grow veggies in space, and entertain themselves on the six-month trip. Even the design of the book defies gravity, as text and art float free on the page, encouraging readers to turn the book sideways and upside-down. An interactive, innovative approach to interstellar fun.
Growing up, Bob Kolar was mesmerized by the Apollo missions. He is now the author and illustrator of many books for children, including Stomp! Stomp! (NorthSouth) and the Astroblast! series (Scholastic), the basis for the Sprout TV show. He is also the illustrator of The Boy and the Book; Slickety Quick: Poems about Sharks (Candlewick); and The Little Dump Truck (Henry Holt). When he's not writing and illustrating books, Bob teaches art at the Kansas City Art Institute. www.bobkolarbooks.com