Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo: a science adventure into space

Dr Dee Dee Dynamo’s Saturn Surprise by Oneeka Williams and illustrated by Valerie Bouthyette is an adventure story of Dr Dee Dee and her friends as the travel to Saturn to investigate the disappearance of its rings.

The story opens with Dee Dee and her friend, Lukas, attending an exhibit at the Positivity Planetarium when she learns that Saturn’s rings are gone! A mission to Saturn to investigate why. While on this journey, Dee Dee educates her friend and the readers about Saturn’s rings. She discusses the ring phase crossing when Saturn and the earth are aligned the rings appear to have disappeared. This events occurs every 14-15 years. The book also explains the Cassini-Huygens spacecraft which was sent to study Saturn in 1997. When Dee Dee arrives at Saturn, she learns that the rings are tired of being rings. Dee Dee helps them realize their importance to Saturn and helps them get back into place.

Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo’s Saturn Surprise is a fun, educational adventure which introduces science and problem solving to the readers. I loved that the author included a glossary of terms as well as a pronunciation guide. There are also Mommy Dynamo’s Discovery Questions in which the readers can be quizzed about what they learned in this adventure story. The illustrations are great, colorful and fun. I highly recommend this book for any school or family library.

Dr. Dee Dee Dynamo’s Saturn Surprise
is available on Amazon
on the Kindle for $2.99

and in hardcover for $14.95