I read the first line of You Are Stardust: “Every tiny atom in your body came from a star that exploded long before you were born.” My 4 year-old interrupted, “Is that true?” She is the child of skeptics, and I could hear the disbelief in her voice. I had to smile as I assured her it is, indeed, true.
I mentioned You Are Stardust in a recent post I contributed to Parents Beyond Belief about gift books for secular families, and I’ll probably bring it up again because it is easily my favorite picture book of 2012. I could go on and on about science and wonder, but you read this blog so you know how I feel about that already. ;)
I really want you to see inside this book. The illustrations are rather extraordinary. Take a look:
More about the book:
- Julie Danielson said on the Kirkus blog, “Don’t miss this one, which begs to be shared intimately with children. Gather together, be still, and learn how we are stardust.”
- Illustrator Soyeon Kim talks about her work in this “extraordinary debut” at Shelf Awareness.
- More from inside the book in this Scientific American blog post.
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