RED ROVER: CURIOSITY ON MARS
Illustrated by Katherine Roy
Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan
October 29, 2019
At first glance, Curiosity seems lonely. It roams the vast surface of Mars, searching for water and signs of life. But as the red planet observes the movements of this curious little rover, it remembers all the rovers, landers and probes that came before. Curiosity is not alone . . . and neither is Mars. Both look eagerly to the future and wonder who will visit them next.
"It’s the contrast between Curiosity’s cheery determination and the forbidding world it inhabits that gives the book its power." —Publisher's Weekly
"Picture book first-timer Richard Ho succeeds with a tough assignment: imbuing a rolling pile of nuts, bolts and gadgets with personality." —Shelf Awareness
"A last-minute reveal of the book’s narrator is a sweet surprise that only enhances the appeal of this thoughtful, evocative, and impeccably illustrated space book." —The Horn Book