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by Big Kid Science

Max Goes to Mars begins where Max Goes to the Moon left off, with Max getting ready to go on the first human mission to Mars. This time, the trip is too long for his human friend Tori to go along, but she helps him prepare. On Mars, Max makes one of the most important discoveries of all time. After returning home, Max and Tori reflect on the beauty and fragility of our own planet Earth.

  • The book is fictional but scientifically accurate throughout. Even the illustrations are based on the best current science.
  • Each page of the story stands on its own but also has "behind the scenes" science lessons that are explained in more detail in "Big Kid Boxes" along the sides of the pages.
  • Even very young children will love the story, while the science elements make it appeal to older kids well.
  • Teachers and parents will also learn from the Big Kid Boxes, which can help them answer the questions that young children are likely to ask and make the book ideal for parent/child interaction.
  • The book includes ideas for activities that can be done at home or in the classroom.
  • The book also focuses on the emotional side of pet ownership, as the trip takes Max away from home for more than 2 years and helps Tori realize how she should appreciate their time together.
  • The book is designed to inspire all children - for example, the main characters besides Max are a young girl, named Tori, and the African American commander of the Mars mission, named Commander Grant.

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