Curiosity by Markus Motum – Book Review

Curiosity by Markus Motum – Book Review

Curiosity by Markus Motum

The Story of a Mars Rover

Author – Markus Motum
Publisher – Walker Books
Pages – 56
Released – 5th October 2017
ISBN-13 – 978-1406374681
Format – hardcover
Reviewer – Stacey
I received a free copy of this book


Discover the incredible story of the search for life on Mars, told from the unique perspective of Curiosity, the Mars Rover sent to explore the red planet.

Markus Motum’s stylish illustrations and diagrams reveal how a robot travelled 350,000,000 miles to explore a planet where no human has ever been.

Review 2017

Curiosity is the story of the famous Mars Rover sent to the red planet to discover just what it is really like. The book explains that whilst men have walked on the moon and lived in space, at the moment Mars is too far to send humans, so robots are having to do the discovering instead.

Scientist believe that Mars was once a warm planet with rivers and even an ocean, but today it is cold and inhospitable. NASA wanted to know why there was a change, so Curiosity (amongst other rovers), was sent to investigate.

I love how this book is told from the point of view of the little robot, it makes you feel like you are reading about a real person, although in some ways Curiosity is far more advanced than any human could ever be.

The book is filled to the brim with absolutely amazing images that are dark in colour, as dark colours represent space. The full page illustrations surround an inspirational true story of how Curiosity came to be, how it was named, what its job is and about the red planet too. At the back there is also a timeline about all the Mars Rovers and a glossary too.

Curiosity combines a great story with educational facts, it would be the perfect book for a school library as well as one to have at home. For those children who are interested in space, this book is a must buy. It is just out of this world 🙂 and well worth the five stars.

Reviewed by Stacey

Pink five stars


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7 Responses

  1. Cia Black says:

    This book is something my kids would love. My 4 year old just recently discovered that there are other planets and is full of questions and wonder about them. She would positively adore this book.

  2. Terri says:

    I know a girl I used to babysit who would love this book. She still tells people she will be the first person on Mars.

  3. Jenn says:

    This seems like an amazing and informational children’s book. I kind of want it for myself!

  4. Morgan Smith says:

    Oh my gosh, this looks so good! I’ll totally have to get it for my niece!

  5. DJ Sakata says:

    I don’t have children – but want to see this one for myself 😉

  6. Heidi says:

    Sounds like an adorable short story. I have always wondered too why Mars is no longer inhabitable. Such a mystery!

  7. Kaite says:

    Oh this is such a cute idea!! I like that. Might be a great Christmas present for my nieces!