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Sunday, 6 May 2012

Angry Birds Space - A Furious Flight into the Final Frontier (National Geographic)

Angry Birds Space

It's one small step for birds, one giant leap for birdkind... 
Blast off with the Angry Birds as they fly through space on an intergalactic rescue mission! Evil space piggies have stolen their eggs and are hiding them somewhere in outer space. To save them, the Angry Birds have teamed up with National Geographic to learn all they can about planets, moons, stars, galaxies, and the mysteries of the universe. Four chapters take the readers deeper and deeper into space--each one packed with Angry Birds, astounding space photography, and fascinating "Astrofacts" and "Space Data" features that surprise and enthrall. Join the birds as they observe robots on Mars, take a spin with the Jupiter's Great Red Spot, visit where stars are born in galaxies far, far away, and look for life on strange new worlds. This official companion book to the Angry Birds Space game shows the furious fliers everything they'll need to know on their quest to explore the galaxy and rescue their precious eggs. 
The book is organized into four levels, each one taking the reader and the birds farther and farther into space: 
Level One. "You Are Here: What's Out There?"
Level Two. "Short Flights: The Inner Solar System"
Level Three. "Longer Journey: The Outer Solar System"
Level Four. "Flying Farther: Deep Space"

Angry Birds has become one of the new fast growing trends with people of all ages. National Geographic have been very clever and taken these fantastic characters and sent them to space in this great book all about space, exploration and discovery.

The book begins with a story, where a group of Angry Birds are trapped in a vortex, trying to rescue their eggs which have been stolen by green pigs. What follows is a book jam packed full of interesting and important facts about Space and the history of its discovery.

The photographs are fantastic - with The National Geographic behind the book, you expect superb quality  photographs and this book is jam packed full of them! Although most of the photographs have got Angry Birds imposed onto them, they do not distract from the main picture.

I would assume that the books are based at pre-teenage children and is aimed to give an introduction to Space. It does not go into lots of detail, lots of small nuggets of information which children can further investigate at their leisure. However I must admit that the information given is fantastic and lots of facts that are not immediately given when learning about Space. 

The four levels are a great idea and is states above, they take the reader further into space. 

The book also has a sky watching Appendix about Eclipses and Meteors, along with a page full of websites which will give lots of further information.

I would say that this is a great book for children who are beginning to learn about Space or for children who have an interest in Space exploration. It would be a great resource for children who are completing a school project on Space as it gives lots of ideas for further research.

I hope that you can see from the review that I think this is a fantastic book for all space lovers out there.

I received this book through the Amazon Vine programme.

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