Defying every expectation of what a book can be, this pop-up extravaganza transforms into six fully functional tools: a real working planetarium projecting the constellations, a musical instrument complete with strings for strumming, a geometric drawing generator, an infinite calendar, a message decoder, and even a speaker that amplifies sound. Artist Kelli Anderson contributes enlightening text alongside each pop-up, explaining the scientific principles at play in her constructions and creating an interactive experience that's as educational as it is extraordinary. Inspiring awe that lasts long after the initial pop, This Book Is a Planetarium leaves readers of all ages with a renewed appreciation for the way things work—and for the enduring magic of books.
- Author: Kelli Anderson
- Illustrator: Kelli Anderson
- Age recommendation: 8-12 years
Chronicle Books is an independent publisher based in San Francisco that has been creating books since the Summer of Love. They are inspired by the enduring magic of books, and by sparking the passions of others. They consider every detail, and ask questions like these: Does the design support and enhance the content? How does it feel in your hands? What special touches can we add to make it an object you'll treasure?