With Little Genius books, curious kids can learn and laugh while being captivated by the world around them.
With super-simple concepts about the sun, planets, comets, and more, each spread features the wonderful illustrations of Mattia Cerato along with rhyming text that delights while it instructs. With the sun as your guide, meet Mercury, Venus, Earth, and the rest of the planet gang, as you travel further and further to the outer reaches of the solar system. Each planet has one funny identifying feature that will help kids remember a fascinating fact about it. For instance, Earth is wearing goggles. Why? Because it has lots and lots of water! Little Genius Solar System reads like a fun story, making it the perfect introduction to our night sky.
About the Author
Joe Rhatigan is an author and editor whose twenty-year book publishing career has taken him from creating and managing imprints to editing and/or writing more than 100 children’s books for trade, wholesale, and educational markets. His picture books and fiction include I Love a Book (MoonDance Press, 2017), The Egg Salad Sandwich Incident (Teacher Created Materials, 2019), Everyone Toots (MoonDance Press, 2018), and Doggie Day Care (Little Hippo Books, 2020). His nonfiction includes Little Genius Solar System (Little Genius, 2021) Step into Reading: Space (Random House Books for Young Readers, 2016), 50 Wacky Inventions Throughout History (Walter Foster Jr., 2017), White House Kids (Charlesbridge, 2015), Ouch! (Charlesbridge, 2013), and Out-of-This-World Astronomy (Lark Books, 2003). He lives in the mountains of North Carolina with his family and a dog named Rooster.
Mattia Cerato is a children’s illustrator based in Cuneo, Italy who has worked with clients around the world. His most recent projects include the Hide and Seek series by Erin Guendelsberger (Sourcebooks Wonderland) and Rice and Beans by Wiley Blevins (Red Chair Press). Follow Mattia on Instagram @mattia.cerato.