Space Creatures, by Barbara Weisberg, is an enchanting addition to children’s literature. Ms. Weisberg, author of three previous children’s books, has perfectly captured the whimsy of a child’s view of the world — in this case, the role of being an “Earthling” on this wonderful planet.
Part science and part a study in self-awareness, Space Creatures tells a story of exploring the world, our Earth, and also introduces the idea of being part of a larger whole — the grandness of the Cosmos and our place in it. Ms. Weisberg is very much in touch with the child-like sense of wonder that we all used to share, and regain momentarily when we read books such as these.
The book features lovely ink and watercolor illustrations by Kate Arnold, and will delight children with their colorful detail. Parents will enjoy the art, too, and children will want to hear the story over and over again.