Explore the Planets
Happy Yak, 2022, 18 pp., Hardcover. $13.99. www.quarto.com
In this charming and innovative layered board book from the Adventures of Evie and Juno series, Evie and her pet dog Evie visit all the planets, one by one, and tell readers what they found there. Watch them skateboard on bumpy Mercury, do a spot of hoovering on dusty Mars, and hula-hoop around Saturn. Humorous text and bold, quirky illustrations introduce each of the eight planets. Curved and layered board pages increase in size as you move through the book, developing a child’s hand-eye coordination as they turn the pages. The final spread shows all of the planets together in order from the Sun. Fun facts coupled with engaging artwork boost preschoolers’ imagination and spark an interest in the world around them. This bright, layered board book provides a great first introduction to the solar system. For ages 2–5.