Today at Wrapped in Foil we are putting a spotlight on Saturn Could Sail by Laura Lyn DiSiena and Hannah Eliot, with illustrations by Pete Oswald and Aaron Spurgeon, a fun picture book in the Did You Know series that explores our solar system and beyond.
I have to admit the cover of this book caught my eye on the library shelf. Do you know what the title Saturn Could Sail refers to? It turns out Saturn is less dense than water and could float in it if one could find a container of water large enough. Given our experience has mostly been with our own rocky planet, which is much denser than water, the fact a something as huge as a planet could float is very surprising to think about.
This books is full of the kind of thought-provoking facts that a certain type of child is going to soak up like a sponge and then bring up every chance he or she gets, usually prefaced with the words, “Did you know…?”
With conversational-style text, humorous cartoon illustrations (both illustrators have worked on animated films), and a fascinating collection of up-to-date facts, Saturn Could Sail is very appealing to children in general, but in particular it would be a good choice for reluctant readers.
It’s STEM Friday! (STEM is Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
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