The Skies Above My Eyes
by Charlotte Guillain
New Arrivals Island, 2nd Floor
A playful, colorful, yet educational introduction to a wide variety of “things” that exist in the skies above all of us! From lightning rods and whooping swans all the way up to distant nebulae and galaxies, it’s a great overview. Even I learned some things.
Perhaps this is a good introduction to space studies for a slightly younger set than last week’s reviewed new book!
One of the coolest things about this book is the way the pages are accordion-folded, so at the last page, you can stretch the interconnected pages out to about 10 feet long!
However, the book is clear that even 10 feet is nowhere near possible to illustrate the true scale of the universe. For that, you’d have to look at something like this Solar System to Scale project that popped up on the internet a few years ago. Or, even grander, something like this Scale of the Universe website, https://scaleofuniverse.com/ (beware: rather addicting. Who knew that the total height of all humans stacked end-to-end would be approx. 10 million kilometers?) But, for a kid-friendly introduction, I like this beautifully-illustrated book too!