Children's Book Review: The Quaint and Quizzical Cosmos: Planets by Natalie Del Favero

The goal of The Quaint and Quizzical Cosmos rhyming series is to introduce deep human history to kids in a fun and whimsical way. This third book, The Quaint and Quizzical Cosmos: Planets, portrays the Earth as our spaceship and gives spark to the idea that we may not be the only living creatures in the universe!

Release Date: April 18, 2015
Age Group: 2-8 years
Source: Review copy from author
Reviewed By: Kelli & Kaitlyn


Planets was a fun read!  Kaitlyn loved it. 

We both liked Planets from the cover onward.  The colors and font are engaging.  The illustrations add a lot of fun and whimsy to the story.  

The text rhymes, which Kaitlyn enjoyed.  The premise of the book is that the Earth is a spaceship traveling through the cosmos.  And the book addresses the question: is there sustainable life on other planets?  

The text was a little advanced for the feel of the book, in my opinion.  I feel like Planets would be a great read for children at the older end of the 2-8 year old targeted age group.  But, Kaitlyn didn't seem to have any issues understanding, or if she did, she didn't tell me.  

The concept of life beyond Earth was lost on Kaitlyn, who is four years old.  But it was a good introduction to the wonders of space, and I can see us coming back to this book later and Kaitlyn understanding more with each time we read it.  

Overall, we really did enjoy Planets and would definitely read Natalie Del Favero again.  When we finished the last page, Kaitlyn asked me, "why aren't there more pages?"  And she also made sure to point out that we don't have the other books in the series, telling me that we needed to get them.  That's high praise from my little book worm!

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