Mars’ First Friends: Come on Over, Rovers! By Susanna Leonard Hill & Elisa Paganelli

Mars’ First Friends: Come on Over, Rovers!

Back of Book:

In a solar system full of planets, Mars feels all alone. No one has time to play with him. Will he ever get a playmate?

Mars’ First Friends is a universal story about man’s―and Mars’―best friends―our beloved pets. In this sweet solar system book, Mars is lonely and just wants someone to play with, but the planets are all too busy. That is until Earth sends her little brother Mars his first friends: the rovers Spirit and Opportunity! With its darling prose and charming illustrations, this book offers a new take on the Mars rovers stories, and also includes educational back matter with an abundance of information about the solar system, Mars, and his real-life pets―NASA’s rovers!

My Review:

I received a copy of this picture book from Net Galley in exchange for an honest review. 

I am so excited that Susanna Leonard Hill wrote another fabulously fun space book. This story focuses on planet Mars and how he just wants a friend. He asks several different plants if they want to play but everyone is busy to pay any attention to him. Readers learn several interesting facts about the plants as they follow Mars in his quest for a friend. The end of the story introduces readers to Spirit and Opportunity the NASA rovers and shows Mars finally getting some friends. The back of the book shares more information about space and is perfect to teach readers more about space. This is a captivating story and one that shouldn’t be missed!

Ages 5 and up

32 Pages 

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