Gravity by Jason Chin

gravity book“Gravity makes things fall to Earth.  Without gravity, everything would float away.”

Chin’s non-fiction picture book explains gravity in a way that everyone, even the youngest listeners, can understand.  The simple text is accompanied by colorful, engaging illustrations.

The illustrations follow a young boy playing with space toys on a beach, then follow the toys into space demonstrating what would happen if gravity didn’t exist.  The toys fall to Earth later in the book, surprising three other children who are selling lemonade.  The boy on the beach is then surprised by lemons and a pitcher of lemonade.  The mini story and illustrations will keep readers smiling and interested as they learn about gravity.

Chin follows the story with two illustrated pages that give a more in-depth explanation of gravity.  Topics covered include:  defining gravity as an invisible force, mass and gravity, distance and gravity, measuring gravity, and orbiting around the Sun.

This great book teaches about gravity in a fun, easy-to-understand manner.  Chin also has written Redwoods, Coral Reefs, and Island.


  1. Jess@Fairday's Blog on December 5, 2014 at 6:45 pm

    Oh, wow! The cover is beautiful and what a fabulous book for kids. Gravity is a hard concept to understand and this sounds like an excellent resource for kids and teachers. 🙂

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