There Was a Black Hole That Swallowed the Universe

Sourcebooks, 2019, 40 pp., Hardcover. $17.99.

Spark your child’s imagination through science and learning with this captivating astronomy book for toddlers. When it comes to kids’ books about black holes, nothing else can compare to this clever science parody from children’s author Chris Ferrie. Use a black light to reveal secret, invisible text and artwork that reverses the story from nothing to the scientific creation of everything. Using the familiar rhythm of “There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly,” follow along as the black hole swallows up the universe and everything that exists in it, from the biggest to the smallest pieces of matter. The silly, vibrant artwork is sure to make stargazers of all ages smile and start a love of science in your baby. For ages 4 to 8.

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