Official Review: Solar Coaster by Yi Ou

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Official Review: Solar Coaster by Yi Ou

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[Following is an official review of "Solar Coaster" by Yi Ou.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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In a small rocket, a little inquisitive boy and his loyal dog explores the mysterious and exciting universe. From landing on Mars to flying around the other planets, the boy certainly knows a lot about the solar system. Come follow this little astronaut in Yi Ou’s children’s illustrated book, Solar Coaster.

This space-oriented children’s book will definitely capture the attention of many young children. Firstly, its rhyming format gives the book an almost lyrical rhythm as you read. Secondly, the illustrations, which were done by the author, were simply sweet and inviting. Lastly, I believe the higher-level vocabulary words will help children grow and be engaged throughout. Some of the words included were: whirling, jolt, looming, hue, dazzling, and others.

Another wonderful aspect of this endearing book was its plethora of space-related facts. Most of these facts were focused on the planets in our solar system. Fun facts about Saturn’s rings, the size of Jupiter, gas giants, which planet is the closest and which planet is the farthest away from the sun were only some of the facts included. Though it may seem as if this is a lot of information to process, it’s written in such a fun way that children can revisit the story and learn something new each time the book is read.

If I had to choose an area of improvement it would the book’s three errors. However, these were so minuscule and did not deter from my own enjoyment of the book that I don’t feel the book deserves a lower rating because of it.

When looking at this sweet book as a whole, I feel it’s one that many children will enjoy and will learn from. Due to its inviting illustrations, its rhyming rhythm, and its fun facts, I give Solar Coaster a four out of four stars. I would recommend this book for parents or teachers to read to children, toddlers to early elementary school, as a bedtime story or an introduction to a space unit in school.

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Post by Laura Bach »

I was internally screaming at the thought of reading about a little boy and his corgi discovering the universe. I would've loved to read this as a kid, but I guess it'll have to also work for me as an adult. Great review!

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Post by Everydayadventure15 »

Educational children’s books are fantastic! This book looks like a fun adventure to share with kids. Thanks for the review!

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Post by Chrystal Oaks »

The title and cover are cute and clever; it's what caught my attention. A little boy and his dog exploring the solar system where children can learn new words and space facts sounds like an awesome children's book. I enjoyed reading your fabulous review, thanks!
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Post by Dee_218 »

The arteffect on the front cover does look really exciting I must say. I enjoyed reading your review and felt excited at the same time. Thank you.

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The book cover brought me here, the review made me stay. Going on my reading list! Thank you for the review! :D

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This sounds like a book that parents will be asked to read again and again. It's amazing how much kids learn from hearing the same rhymes over and over. This is a fun way to entertain and to learn. Thanks for the amazing recommendation!
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Post by Sheila_Jay »

I love the cover of the book as well as the themes explored in the book. This would be an interesting read for any child. Parents and caregivers should consider getting their kids this book. Thank you for the great review.
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Post by Kathleen Wolfe »

That cover is so cute! Its good that it includes facts, at least then it makes it easier for children to learn and gets them more engaged in it. Thanks for an interesting review!

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This seems like a charming and lovely book. I love the cover as well! Thanks for this excellent review. Cheers:)
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kdstrack wrote: ↑
14 Sep 2019, 20:50
This sounds like a book that parents will be asked to read again and again. It's amazing how much kids learn from hearing the same rhymes over and over. This is a fun way to entertain and to learn. Thanks for the amazing recommendation!
I agree. Rhyming improves reading skills.

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Post by Ogoskino »

This is a very good and concise review. A 4 out of 4 stars from this review reflect how good this book is. Thanks for the review.

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