Where did I come from? This and other questions you might have been scared to ask – let alone to answer. Luckily, Kelsey and Kim have the answers, and you can read all about them in the pages of this starbound book. (We come from stars. What a relief, right?)
As a professional educator, Kelsey understands that children are naturally curious. And as Bill Nye is fond of saying, “Radical curiosity will save the world.” With a disproportionate number of girls dropping out of science classes, it’s important to foster enthusiasm about any subject which they might otherwise find too boring or too outside of their comfort zone.
This book’s illustrations are photographs of miniaturized, three-dimensional works of art. Soyeon Kim used a myriad of materials to create her whimsical pieces, like real sheep wool and dried flowers. Her attention to detail and the amount of time she spends on a single scene (about two weeks) makes this one of our most beautiful books.
The poetic writing crosses boundaries of education. You don’t need a PhD to be struck by the wonderful truths of nature. It’s enough to know that the water in your cup might have been a puddle a brachiosaurus stepped through.
You are Stardust is a refreshing take on educational books. It is captivating and beautiful, reminding us that each breath we take is a marvelous feat of nature.