Allan Wolf presents The Day the Universe Exploded My Head: Poems to Take You into Space and Back Again

Hang on tight for a raucous bounce through the solar system and back -- propelled by funny, fanciful, factually sound poems and exuberant illustrations.

The universe poured into me. 
My brain was overloaded. 
It smoked and glowed red-hot. 
And then 
it actually exploded.

Ever wonder what the sun has to say about being the closest star to Earth? Or what Pluto has gotten up to since being demoted to a dwarf planet? Or where rocket ships go when they retire? Listen closely, because maybe, just maybe, your head will explode, too. With poetry that is equal parts accurate and entertaining -- and illustrations that are positively out of this world -- this book will enthrall amateur stargazers and budding astrophysicists as it reveals many of the wonders our universe holds. Space travelers in search of more information will find notes about the poems, a glossary, and a list of resources at the end.

Allan Wolf is the author of many award-winning books for children and teens, including The Blood-Hungry Spleen and Other Poems About Our Parts. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

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Event date: 
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
Event address: 
Malaprop's Bookstore/Cafe
The Day the Universe Exploded My Head: Poems to Take You into Space and Back Again Cover Image
By Allan Wolf, Anna Raff (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780763680251
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - March 5th, 2019