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Oliver's Great Big Universe

the laugh-out-loud new illustrated series about school, space and everything in between!

About The Book

Mind-expanding and hilarious!’ Jeff Kinney, author of the bestselling DIARY OF A WIMPY KID series.

This hilarious new illustrated series will make you laugh-out-loud AND grow your brain. Perfect for readers age 8+ and fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The 13-Storey Treehouse.

Hi, I’m Oliver! I know what you’re thinking: what does an 11-year-old kid know about the universe? Am I a famous scientist? No. Am I a super-genius? Not really.

I’m just trying to figure out the usual stuff: new school, new friends, how to avoid my annoying sister. But there’s one thing that DOES make sense: science! Outer space is totally my thing and I can tell you EVERYTHING you need to know about awesome stuff like:
  • time-bending black holes
  • how the Big Bang is like a fart
  • aliens! (Well, there could be aliens.)
From bestselling writer and robotics engineer Jorge Cham, Oliver’s Great Big Universe is the first book in a STEM-themed, diary-style series.

‘An absolute gem!’ Lincoln Peirce, author of the bestselling series BIG NATE.

‘A stellar confluence of comic episodes and cosmic information. In addition to brilliantly integrated comic moments – surprising plot twists add narrative pizzazz to a serious raft of data about the universe. An irresistibly entertaining introduction to astrophysics.’ – Kirkus starred review &★

About The Author

Jorge Cham is the bestselling, Emmy-nominated creator of . . . many things: from the hit US TV show Elinor Wonders Why to the nonfiction book for adults called We Have No Idea, along with the podcast Daniel & Jorge Explain the Universe and the popular webcomic PHD Comics. He is, without a doubt, an expert on explaining things about the world in interesting and fun ways. He obtained his PhD in robotics from Stanford University and was an instructor and research associate at Caltech from 2003 to 2005. He is originally from Panama.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (January 3, 2024)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781398520219
  • Ages: 8 - 99

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Raves and Reviews

Mind-expanding and hilarious!

– Jeff Kinney, author of the DIARY OF A WIMPY KID series

An absolute gem!

– Lincoln Peirce, author of the BIG NATE series

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