Are you ready to explore? 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 . . .
Rocket through the solar system in this funny, fact-filled whirl around the planets. Join two junior astronauts as they discover what makes each planet unique and what might happen if you were to get too close. ‘You couldn’t land on Mercury – the heat would burn your bum!’
Written in rollicking verse and beautifully illustrated, Blast Off! is an enticing mix of narrative and information. The story is perfectly pitched for preschool and early primary school children who are brimming with curiosity about the world around them, while bonus fact pages add a little extra depth for children (and adults) who want to know more.
Shelly Unwin is an exciting new children’s author. She grew up in England’s Peak District and studied teaching and biology at university in Birmingham. Shelly now lives in Sydney with her husband and children. Shelly’s first children’s book series was published in 2017 and Blast Off! is her first book with Penguin Random House Australia.
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