This book keeps disappearing off my desk! I had to get a second copy, just so I could look at it for more than ten minutes before one of my kids stole it. Still, that wasn't enough (I have two boys...they both wanted it!).
Remember life before Angry Birds? No, me neither. But those geniuses over at Rovio keep thinking up clever new ways of having these colorful birds to crash into obnoxious pigs. This time, however, the game took a big turn. The rules of gravity have changed, my friends, and the good people at National Geographic, always insisting on educating us without our consent, have broken it down for us in ANGRY BIRDS SPACE: A FURIOUS FLIGHT INTO THE FINAL FRONTIER.
Originally published as a companion to the new game, the book ANGRY BIRDS SPACE can solidly stand on its own. Chock full of information about the planets, asteroids, stars and galaxies, the colorful pages are also teeming with "Astrofacts", factoids about space. (My little guy loves these cool little blurbs)
I want to know which came first. Did someone over at Nat Geo wish for a book on space that was accessible, understandable and entertaining...and was she playing Angry Birds on her iPhone when this idea came to her? Or did the gamers at Rovio worry that the average gamer wouldn't understand the differences of gravity in space and they were trying to avoid thousands of e-mails to their tech support? Was it the intention to appeal to kids or were the original marketing tools directed toward all ages?
Either way, when my kids aren't afraid to get their geek on and get excited about books like this, I am a happy mom. I must admit, even though my husband has forced me to watch hundreds of hours of TLC, Nat Geo, and Animal Planet against my will, I rather enjoyed learning about this crazy universe we live in.
Entertaining, visually appealing, and educational, ANGRY BIRDS SPACE is a big hit with our family! BRAVO!!
Angry Birds Space site
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About the Author:
A graduate of Princeton University, Amy Briggs grew up in New Jersey, has great taste in music and plays a wicked game of field hockey. She is currently an editor at National Geographic and lives with her family in Virginia. Angry Birds Space is her first book.