Max Goes to Mars
by Jeffrey Bennett, illustrated by Alan Okamoto
Book 2 of the Max Science Adventure Series
Picking up where Max Goes to the Moon left off, this book takes Max and his friends on the first human mission to Mars, where Max helps makes one of the most important discoveries of all time. After returning home, Max and Tori reflect on the beauty and fragility of our own planet Earth. As with all the books in the Max Science Adventure series, Max Goes to Mars includes "Big Kid Box" sidebars that explain the science that lies behind the scenes of the picture book story; topics covered include "How Far is Mars?," "Water on Mars," and "Is There Really Life on Mars?"
WINNER — Learning Magazine Teachers' Choice Award 2010
A rousing success... Its brisk plot is enhanced both by Alan Okamoto's colorful illustrations and by clearly explained scientific information.
Max is a great book for elementary school-age kids, [and] might be even better suited to adults... Parents and teachers ... are provided the answers to the most commonly asked questions about Mars.
A book that can easily grow with the child...provides a very nice (and scientifically accurate) introduction to an interesting topic and conveys the excitement associated with scientific discovery.
Fuels young readers' interest in space travel, while explaining difficult scientific concepts in an easy-to-understand manner.
Max Goes to Mars begins where Max Goes to the Moon left off, with Max getting ready to go on the first human mission to Mars. This time, the trip is too long for his human friend Tori to go along, but she helps him prepare. On Mars, Max makes one of the most important discoveries of all time. After returning home, Max and Tori reflect on the beauty and fragility of our own planet Earth.