Parents' Guide to

George and the Big Bang

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Odd mix of cartoony space exploits and cutting-edge science.

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What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

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age 18+

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Like the Hawkings' previous George books, George's Secret Key to the Universe and George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt, this one presents a strange mix of fact and fiction. This book's short essays about the creation of the universe, string theory, quantum mechanics, dark matter, and gravity are sophisticated, yet comprehensible, at least to older readers with some background in science. The fast-paced sci-fi exploits of George and his friends are clever and fun but cartoonish, sometimes seeming to rely more upon magic than upon plausible science. It's hard to imagine how many readers will be satisfied with both modes of discourse, but George and the Big Bang manages to be both silly and profound.

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