THE UNIVERSE IN YOU: A MICROSCOPIC JOURNEY, by Jason Chin, Neal Porter Books, Dec. 13, 2022, Hardcover, $18.99 (ages 8-12)
Caldecott Medalist Jason Chin explores the smallest building blocks of life in The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey.
The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey is a book about the very small, from the tiniest insects to the intricate structures of the cells, molecules and atoms that make up every human body. This deep dive into an unseen world explores the building blocks of all matter and life, demonstrating how much we have in common with everything around us. —Synopsis provided by Neal Porter Books
The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey is a jaw-dropping picture book. Beginning with the Calliope Hummingbird and moving a step smaller with each turn of the page, Jason Chin zooms in all the way to elementary particles. And Chin does this with accessible text and intricate illustrations that beg to be explored.
Excellent backmatter goes into more detail on the building blocks of matter — including the particles, the elements and molecules — and the building blocks of life — including cells, DNA and genes.
The Universe in You: A Microscopic Journey blends art and science together seamlessly, creating an engaging picture book that will appeal to any kid curious about the world around them. It’s an excellent resource for home or school.
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