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Wednesday 29 May 2024

Review: Stephen Hawkings You and the Universe

Stephen Hawking You and the Universe introduces the questions children ask and unravels many mysteries.

But there are questions asked of the children, too.

Questions that demand concentration and consideration to be answered.

Questions not only about the stars or Black Holes, but ones about our Earth, helping one another, and what each child hopes for the future. There are countless possibilities to choose from.

And whenever you don’t know what to do, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. This was Hawking’s last message to humankind.

Lucy Hawking, daughter of the famous and brilliant Professor Stephen Hawking, together with artist Xin Li, have created a stunning book of exceptional beauty aimed at young children, about kindness and respect toward all people.

The illustrations fill every page. They are luxurious, bold, and full of striking colour, with images that portray the minimal text. This seems to be purposely done to encourage close examination of the artwork which speaks for itself and says more than words.

Rich meanings, perfect design and presentation by Rachael Cole, this book is a gem and not to be missed.

Another one for collectors of outstanding children’s picture books.

Title: Stephen Hawking You and the Universe.
Author: Lucy Hawking
Illustrator: Xin Li
Publisher: Penguin, $ 27.99
Publication Date: 26 March 2024
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780241657508
For ages: 5+
Type: Picture Book