Written by: Marie Rose
Illustrated by: Susan Lee
Colorful, imaginative, and educational, this book has it all. You can Zwoosh! too as you read this fun and engaging story as one little child uses their imagination to build a rocket ship made from a rainbow and zooms around the universe. Your child will learn just a few facts about the solar system as they see some vibrant illustrations and are encouraged to use their imagination as well. These beautiful illustrations were inspired by the style of Vincent van Gogh, which is evident in the color choices and brush strokes.
Here are some questions to get your minds thinking, after you read this book as a family: (as always, adjust questions as needed for the age range in your household):
1. When was the last time you saw a rainbow?
2. Which color of the rainbow is your favorite and what does it remind you of?
3. Have you ran barefoot in the grass, how does it feel?
4. Which illustration is your favorite and why?
5. Can you name all the planets the rockets passed?
6. Do you think there are really Martians on Mars?
7. Why do you think Neptune is so cold?
8. What have you imagined about a rainbow?
This is a great book to use your imagination and learn! Zwoosh! Through the solar system and pick up a few fun facts along the way. You can also take this as an opportunity to talk about art. The illustrations were done in the style of Vincent van Gogh. Pull up some paintings by this artist and have your child compare the similarities and differences. Discuss what parts do they think inspired the artist from van Gogh? Colors, brush strokes, is there something else they notice? It is also important to talk about imagination and reality. Are there really green men on the moon? This helps your child explore their imagination while staying grounded in the real world.
You can purchase this wonderful book here: Zwoosh!
It’s more than a book. . . it’s a childhood experience to be treasured for a lifetime.