I am so excited that GRAVITY has four starred reviews! This one is from the Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (May issue, BCCB), and I’m especially excited about it because the reviewer praised the science in addition to the art:
Chin is also a dab hand at blending imagination with information…his universe-disturbing Gravity likewise delivers a solid science lesson.
Kids ready for a more traditional scientific treatment can share with an adult reader the double-page spread of brief paragraphs that pursue the relationship between mass, distance, and gravitational force, as well as how weight becomes “the measure of Earth’s gravity pulling on objects.” Concise diagrams and tongue-in-cheek pictures that accompany the instruction are as entertaining as they are effective.
And the end is pretty sweet, too:
Hopefully, elementary language arts and science teachers will wage a tug-o-war (and then share nicely) for this charming twofer. But they’d better be agile and quick, because plenty of kids will want to get their own hands on it just for fun.
Here’s the link to the full review: http://bccb.lis.illinois.edu/2014/May2014/0514big.html#sthash.ziaPxbH5.dpuf