Thursday, January 28, 2021

[ARC REVIEW] Far Beyond the Sun by Dolev Zaharony (@Dolevza2 , @Squeedeal)


Title:  Far Beyond the Sun

Author:  Dolev Zaharony

Artist: Marian Naseif

Genre:  Children's / Humor / Science / Geography

Year Published: 2020

Year Read:  2020

 Squeedeal LLC

Source:  eARC (Publisher)

Content Rating:  Ages 4+ (Some Complex Numbering)

Buy on:  Amazon  

I would like to thank Squeedeal for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Wow!  It’s been a while since I last did a book review, hasn’t it?  Anyway, I just recently received an ARC of this latest children’s book called “Far Beyond the Sun” by Dolev Zaharony along with artwork by Marian Naseif and I have to say that this was quite a cute book to read if you are into science!

The story starts off with a young boy named Brian who believed that he was the highest boy in the world.  But then his friend Kelly tells him that he wasn’t as high as the sun.  When Brian finds out that he isn’t as high as the sun, he decided to look through his books and see how he can become higher than the sun.  He finds some of the highest locations on Earth, which includes the Pyramids in Giza and Mount Everest.  So, Brian decided that he must climb the tallest mountains just to reach the sun.

Can Brian reach the sun?

Read this book to find out!

Dolev Zaharony has done a great job at writing this book as it shows that he has done some research on the different locations mentioned in this book, including describing how high these locations are, such as Mount Everest.  I really liked the fact that we get to learn about the various locations in this story, especially about Mount Everest and the Pyramids in Giza because I always wanted to travel around the world and it’s great that we get to learn about these famous places.  I also liked the fact that Brian is shown as a young boy who wants to be as high as the sun, which I found to be a cute motive.  Marian Naseif’s artwork is adorable to look at as all of the characters’ expressions in this book are usually happy and excited which makes me believe the characters’ excitement at exploring this interesting topic.

Even though I like the fact that this story explored the various tall places around the world, I felt that there wasn’t a lot of meat to the story.  While I understand that this is a children’s book, I wish that maybe they could introduce more locations in the book besides Mount Everest to help children see all of the tallest locations on Earth.

Overall, “Far Beyond the Sun” is a cute read for kids who enjoy reading about the tallest places on Earth.  I would recommend this book to children ages four and up since the distance numbers of the locations might be too complicated for smaller children.

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