Created: 14th August, 2015

Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space

Author: Dominic Walliman
Illustrator: Ben Newman
Publisher: Flying Eye




Years 5 and 6



Did you know that Europa, one of Jupiter’s moons, is the most likely place in the solar system to have extraterrestrial life?  Or, if Earth was a cherry tomato, what size all the other planets would be? (Mercury would be a peppercorn, while Neptune would be a lime!) This eyecatching information book captures the excitement of finding out about space although children who already know a lot about this subject will find new facts to intrigue them.

This is a beautifully designed combination of up to date text written by an expert in the field which is integrated within illustrations by an artist whose use of shape and colour renders a retro feel. The use of Professor Astro Cat as a guide through the galaxies is an appealing device. His voice is humorous and authoritative, presenting complex ideas in an accessible way.

A revised and updated edition is now available from Flying Eye (9781838740702, £16.99, published in 2022).

There is an activity book associated with this book: Professor Astro Cat's Intergalactic Activity Book by Zelda Turner and Ben Newman (9781909263468), £9.99

Also: Professor Astro Cat's Atomic Adventure (9781909263604), £15.99

Professor Astro Cat's Human Body Odyssey (9781911171140), £15.99

Professor Astro Cat's Deep-Sea Voyage (9781912497126), £15.99

Professor Astro Cat's Space Rockets (9781911171553), £9.99

Professor Astro Cat's Solar System (9781911171379), £9.99

Professor Astro Cat's Stargazing (9781911171843), £9.99