Felix Explores Planet Earth: With Six Letters From Felix and a Fold-Out World Map



Felix sends letters from the places he explores.

What parents need to know

Positive messages
Not applicable
Violence & scariness
Not applicable
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that kids will enjoy these letters and may even be inspired to write some of their own.

User reviews

Parents say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

Kids say

Not yet rated
Review this title!

What's the story?

Felix is off again, this time carried aloft by helium balloons. He lands at a planetarium, where he is accidentally launched into space in a rocket. After landing on the moon (and sending back a photo of Earth from space), he returns, landing in the Arctic.

From there he hops a ship to the Caribbean, and visits the rain forest and Australia before finally making his way home again. Includes a fold-out map of Earth.

Is it any good?


Felix's previous world tours took him to famous cities and into different time periods; now he travels to various environments, and the result is less clear and focused. Children may not understand what the moon, the rainforest, and Australia have in common. The letters, however, are as delightful as ever. In one, Felix encloses a sheet of semaphore signals, which kids can use to make secret-code messages.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the different places Felix visits. Which of these places would you like to visit yourself? Why?

Book details

Author:Annette Langen
Illustrator:Constanza Droop
Genre:Picture Book
Book type:Fiction
Publisher:Abbeville Publishing Group
Publication date:January 1, 1996
Number of pages:35

This review of Felix Explores Planet Earth: With Six Letters From Felix and a Fold-Out World Map was written by

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are conducted by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.


Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.

Find out more

Learning ratings

  • Best: Really engaging; great learning approach.
  • Very Good: Engaging; good learning approach.
  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
  • Not for Learning: Not recommended for learning.
  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

Find out more

About our buy links

When you use our links to make a purchase, Common Sense Media earns a small affiliate fee from Amazon or iTunes. As a nonprofit organization, these funds help us continue providing independent, ad-free services for educators, families, and kids while the price you pay remains the same. Thank you for your support.
Read more

See more about how we rate and review.

About Our Rating System

The age displayed for each title is the minimum one for which it's developmentally appropriate. We recently updated all of our reviews to show only this age, rather than the multi-color "slider." Get more information about our ratings.

What parents and kids say

See all user reviews

Share your thoughts with other parents and kids Write a user review

A safe community is important to us. Please observe our guidelines

There aren't any reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.


Did our review help you make an informed decision about this product?

Star Wars Guide