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There’s a perfect new book for girls and we’re so excited to share why we’re loving it. Sanity & Tallulah by Molly Brooks hit stores October 16th. It’s cool, entertaining and celebrates some mad science and STEM!
Here’s a bit about the book: Sanity & Tallulah
In this funny and smart science fiction graphic novel, best friends Sanity and Tallulah must find their furry, adorable, and totally illegal science experiment when she escapes in the space station they call home.
Sanity Jones and Tallulah Vega are best friends on Wilnick, the dilapidated space station they call home at the end of the galaxy. So naturally, when gifted scientist Sanity uses her lab skills and energy allowance to create a definitely-illegal-but-impossibly-cute three-headed kitten, she has to show Tallulah. But Princess, Sparkle, Destroyer of Worlds is a bit of a handful, and it isn’t long before the kitten escapes to wreak havoc on the space station. The girls will have to turn Wilnick upside down to find her, but not before causing the whole place to evacuate! Can they save their home before it’s too late?
Why we love it:
It’s book 1 in a “space-tastic” series! This is book one of a three-book graphic novel series following irresistible pair Sanity and Tallulah as they get in and out of scrapes in their outer space home. My girls get a lot deeper into a book when they know it’s a series. When we find a book they love I am SO pumped when I find out it’s a series. It makes finding more books I know they’ll want to read much easier.
The book supports STEM: Sanity & Tallulah is chock-full of imaginative biology, tech, and engineering references. The book really encourages experimentation and problem solving. It’s totally a dream come true for kids who love science and for parents and teachers looking for more STEM titles.
Cool Future World: The author has created an incredible, new environment with so many details that kids will want to keep exploring for stories to come.
About the Author
Molly Brooks is the illustrator of Flying Machines: How the Wright Brothers Soared by Alison Wilgus, and many other short comics. Her work has appeared in the Village Voice, the Guardian, the Boston Globe, the Nashville Scene, the Nib, the TOAST, BUSTMagazine, ESPN social, Sports Illustrated online, and others. She spends her spare time watching vintage buddy cop shows and making comics about knitting, hockey, and/or feelings, which you can see on her website (mollybrooks.com). Molly lives and works in Brooklyn.
Here are Two Galactic Crafts to go along with the book:
Galaxy Painted Rocks
Supplies: rocks, paint brushes, glitter, pearlized paints
Directions: Paint the rocks and sprinkle on the glitter before the paint dries.
Supplies: marshmallows and toothpicks
Directions: Have your child try and make constellations out of the marshmallows and toothpicks. I usually pull up an image of constellations on Google image and see which ones they can make. It helps learn about different constellations as they build. Then next time there’s a clear sky see if they recognize any that they built!