Today’s picture book review is part of the official blog tour for this series. Be sure to keep reading for your chance to win a copy of the book.
Anyone who’s been following along on my Instagram since my twins were born last spring has probably figured out that I have a particular fondness for any kind of children’s book that involves space, and the astronaut pajamas I’ve gotten my kids in every size to date are a large part of the reason why.
But I’ve also just always been kind of into space, and space exploration. (Any of my former TV news coworkers will tell you how intensively I covered the Space Shuttle missions before NASA retired the program.) So I love discovering books that help introduce the subject to my kids, even at this young age.
Snakes in Space by Kathryn Dennis may not be a factually-based account of space exploration, but it’s a funny and whimsical way to share the concept with young readers. The hisssssss sounds that punctuate space travel are featured throughout the snakes’ journey to the moon and back. The illustrations are simple, bright, and the kind of high-contrast visuals that are so appealing to babies.
It’s a paper book, so I can’t let me kids loose on this one unsupervised — but I could easily see a board book version having massive appeal, if one were to exist. This will definitely be making it onto the bedtime story rotation.
Snakes in Space is available now. Here is the official synopsis:
From Kathryn Dennis, creator of Snakes on a Train and Snakes on the Job, here is Snakes in Space, a picture book about snakes exploring outer space!
Snakes blast into outer space.
they spin around planets
and give stars a chase.
Snakes in space? Yes, indeed. The colorful crew explores stars and planets on a fabuloussss adventure with accessible, fun, sibilant text.
Brimming with rocket ships and planets, this outer space adventure is also a fun read aloud. And at the end, there’s a surprise sure to delight readers, as one of the snakes makes a new friend!
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Kathryn Dennis began her art career drawing on walls and sidewalks and painting anything that did not move. In fourth grade, she published her first project—a comic strip about a platypus, which she sold for a nickel. Snakes on a Train was her (official) picture book debut.
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