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Have you ever wondered how and why satellites go to space?
In the How Do series, readers are invited to guess and then explore the science behind the right answers. A basic explanation of how satellites work, what information they collect, and what happens to them once they are in space is explored through diagrams, illustrations, and informative and engaging text in this newest addition to the How Do series.
About the How Do series:These visually appealing STEM titles for inquisitive readers and young science enthusiasts, are fully illustrated nonfiction picture books that are a great introduction to various STEM topics. Each title includes facts and figures, simple diagrams and hilarious illustrations and is written in a question-and-answer format to encourage readers to ask questions and guess the answers before exploring the science behind the correct answers.
Srimalie Bassani lives and works in Mantova, Italy. Her mother has always encouraged her artistic expression, and she is the inspiration for her passion. Her work is full of surprises. She always tries to diversify her style based on every story she illustrates. It's almost impossible to remove her from her writing desk, where she keeps a stack of books and teacups of many colors.
Jessica Taylor enjoys discovering new things, that's why she became a scientist. She grew up outside of Tampa, FL, the lightning capital of the world. Watching storms inspired her to study meteorology. She loves learning so much she also got degrees in finance and education. Now she lives in Virginia with her husband and two daughters. The family watches and observes the clouds together. Jessica hopes her first children's book inspires young scientists to observe and ask questions about how technology helps us better understand our world.
For young readers with lots of questions about satellites, this book has many of the answers. Taylor responds to an imaginary reader with thorough replies scaled to inform but not overwhelm or discourage. Bassani’s illustrations are styled like a notebook and paper-collage pages. Detailed and fun, the artwork creates playful visuals to the questions Taylor poses. In response to “How do scientists fix satellites? Do they send space handy workers?” Bassani provides a literal interpretation of workers floating in space, fixing a satellite. The text explains why that scenario wouldn’t work and how scientists do actually service satellites. This sort of engagement between the text and the artwork might encourage young readers to ask even more questions—even questions that seem silly! VERDICT In very few pages, author and illustrator collaborate to encourage children to pursue answers, no matter how trivial, and have fun while doing it. For larger collections.