The Speed of Starlight: An Exploration of Physics, Sound, Light, and Space

Candlewick. Oct. 2019. 80p. pap. $24.99. ISBN 9781536208559.
Gr 3-7–This oversize book features large, eye-catching illustrations in colors like teal, mustard, and orange and includes a few short entries on each page. Entries include topics such as Newton’s Laws of Motion, sounds in space, and black holes. The funky, retro design will appeal to young readers. The text appears in different sized fonts. Various words and phrases are bolded throughout, while others appear in all capital letters. Instances of text in varying colors on a black background may pose a challenge for some readers. The vivid illustrations complement the text and concepts depicted on the page.
VERDICT Due to the brief nature of the entries and its lack of an index or a list of further resources, this book is best suited for casual browsers or students with an interest in the topics.

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