Hello, Opportunity: The Story of Our Friend on Mars

Page Street. Sept. 2022. 32p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781645674696.
K-Gr 3–For aspiring rocket scientists and for those curious about Mars, this book is everything they need. It is an absolutely charming introduction to Oppy, also known as Opportunity, the Mars rover. The illustrations bring Oppy to life and help explain the very complex science behind planetary travel. Readers gain a clear understanding of what scientists hoped to find on Mars and how they used a rover to conduct their studies. Readers even get a glimpse of the scientists’ emotional responses and challenges. The book provides a clear path for discussions of space science with kids to spark their imaginations, offering lesson connections in science, math, ELA, and more.
VERDICT A book that will open children’s eyes to science, exploration, and the opportunities across the universe.

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