Curiosity's Discovery

Children - Adventure
40 Pages
Reviewed on 02/11/2021
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Reviewed by Soumya Sreehari for Readers' Favorite

What is it like to be on a faraway planet all alone? When the only connection back to Earth is via satellite communication? That is exactly the situation faced by Curiosity – the rover on Mars. In this hugely appealing story of Curiosity’s Discovery, Nancy Derey Riley takes us through a journey of finding a friend on a foreign planet. Curiosity has been on her own on Mars for many years, doing her job day in and day out. She longs for a friend and keeps her antennas sharp for any calls. She gets a weak signal one day and sets forth to find the source of that signal. Does she find the friend she is looking for? What happens when she finds the source of the signal? This forms the rest of the story.

Aimed at children of ages 4 to 8 years, Curiosity’s Discovery by Nancy Derey Riley is a picture book of rhymes. Nancy uses her imagination and creativity to weave a beautiful story of the robot rover Curiosity and another long-lost rover Spirit. Using rhymes as her storytelling tool, Nancy narrates a heartwarming story of Curiosity and her quest for friendship on the lonely planet of Mars. With stunning illustrations and a simple storyline, Curiosity’s Discovery wins the hearts of children and grown-ups alike. I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of the story – the poetic narration, the plot of the story, the brilliant illustrations, and the fun facts about Mars, the rovers, and Morse code. It is a wonderful book to read along with children and makes a great bedtime storybook. I highly recommend it to adults too, for a fun and engaging evening or weekend read.