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The Day the Universe Exploded My Head

By Allan Wolf
Illustrated by Anna Raff

Hang on tight for a raucous bounce through the solar system and back — propelled by funny, fanciful, factually sound poems and exuberant illustrations.

The universe poured into me. My brain was overloaded. It smoked and glowed red-hot. And then it actually exploded. Ever wonder what the sun has to say about being the closest star to Earth? Or what Pluto has gotten up to since being demoted to a dwarf planet? Or where rocket ships go when they retire? Listen closely, because maybe, just maybe, your head will explode, too. With poetry that is equal parts accurate and entertaining — and illustrations that are positively out of this world — this book will enthrall amateur stargazers and budding astrophysicists as it reveals many of the wonders our universe holds. Space travelers in search of more information will find notes about the poems, a glossary, and a list of resources at the end.

  • An ebullient poetry book with a lot of STEM-tie-in opportunity.
  • Tackles a perennially popular subject in an accessible way
  • Anna Raff's hilarious illustrations will appeal to a wide-audience.

About the author

Allan Wolf is the author of many award-winning books for children and teens, including The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems About Our Parts. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

About the illustrator

Anna Raff is the illustrator of several books for children, including World Rat Day by J. Patrick Lewis and A Big Surprise for Little Card by Charise Mericle Harper. She lives in New York City.

ISBN: 9780763680251
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 1, 2019
Dimensions: 247 x 287mm, 56pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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