Crayola Out-of-This-World Space Colors

Lerner. Oct. 2020. 32p. Tr $27.99. ISBN 9781541577558.
K-Gr 2–Waxman uses NASA images colorized by astronomers to depict the vibrancy of outer space. Crayola crayon colors, including “Tickle Me Pink,” “Dandelion,” and “Caribbean Green,” portray the best match for coloring the planets in our solar system. The text begins with the sun and reminds readers never to stare directly into it. This is followed by the moon, Earth, the other planets in the solar system, and the stars. Simple facts are featured. Most photos feature a text box that is filled in with a Crayola crayon color. The main text, set in a larger type, describes the spotlighted topic. End pages include a map of the solar system and the eight planets. Back matter contains a serviceable glossary, an index, and additional resources. Overall, this picture book showcases a different look at the solar system. Art teachers could use this title to support the science curriculum and teach colors.
VERDICT A visually enjoyable work that is different from other space books in circulation. Add this picture book to solar system units for its artistic flair.

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