Red Rover is a gorgeously illustrated tale that explores the vast, inhospitable landscape of Mars and the adventures of the little rover that calls the planet its home.
Mars has a visitor.
It likes to roam...
It explores the red landscape—
crossing plains, climbing hills,
and tracing the bottoms of
craters—in search of water
It is not the first to visit Mars.
It will not be the last.
But it might be...
the most curious.
Join Curiosity on its journey across the red planet in this innovative and dynamic nonfiction picture book by Richard Ho, illustrated by Sibert Honor winner Katherine Roy.
This title has Common Core connections.
About the Author
Richard Ho is a children’s book author who was once, himself, a child. He is a former journalist and educational scriptwriter who enjoys writing stories about science, culture, and the magic of everyday life. Red Rover is his first book for young readers.
Katherine Roy is the award-winning author and illustrator of many science-based books for kids, including her Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Neighborhood Sharks: Hunting with the Great Whites of California’s Farallon Islands, How to Be an Elephant: Growing Up in the African Wild, and Making More: How Life Begins. She is also the illustrator of numerous other books, including Barb Rosenstock's Otis and Will Discover the Deep, Richard Ho's Red Rover, and Kirsten W Larson’s The Fire of Stars. She lives with her husband and sons in western Oregon.
You can visit her online at katherineroy.com.
"A winner for young Mars enthusiasts."— School Library Journal
"Thoughtful, evocative, and impeccably illustrated..."—The Horn Book
" It’s the contrast between Curiosity’s cheery determination and the forbidding world it inhabits that gives the book its power."—Publishers Weekly
"A keeper."—Kirkus Reviews