Red rover : Curiosity on Mars /

by Ho, Richard (Children's author) [author.]; Roy, Katherine [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Roaring Brook Press, [2019]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9781250198334; 125019833X.Other title: Curiosity on Mars.Subject(s): Curiosity (Spacecraft) -- Juvenile literature | Curiosity (Spacecraft) | Roving vehicles (Astronautics) -- Juvenile literature | Curiosity (Spacecraft) | Roving vehicles (Astronautics) | Outer space -- Exploration | Exploration of outer space | Planets -- Exploration | Roving vehicles (Astronautics) | Outer space -- Exploration -- Juvenile literature | Mars (Planet) -- Exploration -- History -- Juvenile literature | Mars (Planet) -- Exploration | Mars (Planet) | Outer space | Picture books for children | History | Informational works | Juvenile works | Picture books | Informational works | Picture booksSummary: Mars has a visitor. It likes to roam, observe, measure, and collect. It explores the red landscape - crossing plains, climbing hills, and tracing the bottoms of craters - in search of water and life. It is not the first to visit Mars. It will not be the last. But it might be the most curious.--book jacket.
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On a planet far, far away, one pioneer explores a vast frontier. Many others have come before it seeking an answer to Mars's many secrets, and the little rover is no different. It plays games. It looks for water. And it waits. . .. . .for the next one to come to Mars to explore.Join Curiosity on its journey across the red planet in this innovative and dynamic nonfiction picture book by journalist Richard Ho, illustrated by Sibert Honor winner Katherine Roy.

Includes fold-out pages.

Includes bibliographical references.

Mars has a visitor. It likes to roam, observe, measure, and collect. It explores the red landscape - crossing plains, climbing hills, and tracing the bottoms of craters - in search of water and life. It is not the first to visit Mars. It will not be the last. But it might be the most curious.--book jacket.

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Horn Book Review

Debut author Ho and experienced illustrator Roy (Neighborhood Sharks, rev. 11/14; Otis and Will Discover the Deep, rev. 3/18) deliver an informative and surprisingly tender portrayal of Curiosity, the most recent NASA rover to explore Mars. Poetic and personified text labels the rover as "curious," "thirsty," and even "lonely"; however, readers are assured that "it is not alone. It has friends that came before." In fact, after an overview of Curiosity's roving abilities ("It observes. Measures. Collects"), a series of brilliantly sequenced panels pays homage to six robotic "friends" (Mariner 9, Viking 1, Mars Pathfinder, Sojourner, Spirit, and Opportunity) that previously explored the red planet. A dramatic run-in with a massive, swirling dust storm leaves Curiosity blanketed in dust, which dissipates with the opening of an impressive panoramic gatefold of the Martian landscape, boldly plastered with the word "RED." Roy's painterly illustrations are both scientifically accurate and emotive, often framing Curiosity as if for a portrait and subtly conveying human-like gestures-such as a slight tip of the rover's head-like camera system toward the impending arrival of a new rover friend (foreshadowing NASA's upcoming planned launch in 2020). A last-minute reveal of the book's narrator is a sweet surprise that only enhances the appeal of this thoughtful, evocative, and impeccably illustrated space book. Back matter includes a well-labeled, detailed diagram of the rover; Mars facts; additional information about Curiosity and "friends"; a bibliography; and related websites. Patrick Gall November/December 2019 p.113(c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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