[Originally posted at Vox and LiveJournal]
While looking through my Recommended Books links on Amazon.com, I got a little bit sidetracked and found this:
How neat is that? The author has a website, Big Kid Science, and apparently there are a few other books in which Max continues his space travels.
On the Big Kid Science site, you can view pages from the book. Max's human companion is Tori, a young girl. For me, that makes it even better to have the central young character female and interested in science. Oh, and having a Rottweiler for a beloved pet!
The books have a lot of scientific facts and activities in addition to the fanciful story of Max's space travels.
I wish there were a few kids of the right age in my circles to gift with these books, but right now there aren't any. Perhaps I should buy them for myself! I also wish that one of my current dogs was more suited to therapy dog work. I miss being a therapy dog handler, and I'd love to be able to get involved in a program like Sit Stay Read! or any of the programs that use therapy dogs to promote literacy.
Speaking of dogs going to outer space, how about looking at an Earth dog from outer space? This is a portion of one of those satellite views that are a feature of all the popular mapping programs now. I am convinced that the dark blob at the edge of the walk is one of my dogs, probably Axel.
This concludes today's off-the-wall topic: Rottweilers, you and outer space!