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I Wonder Why Stars Twinkle: And Other Questions About Space Paperback – April 25, 2003


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  • Age Range: 5 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Kindergarten and up
  • Series: I Wonder Why
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher (April 25, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753456141
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753456149
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.4 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #587,236 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

PreSchool-Grade 2-Strictly for browsing, this brief survey of the universe, in a question-and-answer format, offers no new information or insights. The average-quality illustrations combine colorful cartoons with realistic renderings based on satellite photographs; their captions contain most of the data provided. Creation of the universe, birth and death of stars, assorted facts about the planets, and odds and ends of space exploration are included. Joanna Cole's The Magic School Bus Lost in the Solar System (Scholastic, 1990) covers much of the same ground in a more entertaining package, while Seymour Simon's excellent series (Morrow) takes a more in-depth look at the subject.
Elaine Fort Weischedel, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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answers are simply written, but they don't shy away from scientific language, difficult issues, or remaining mysteries. 
 


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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bilro on March 5, 2009
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A fairly good overview of outer space that kids will enjoy, though it has fallen a bit behind the curve in several areas. - For example, the number of moons around Jupiter & the status of Pluto as a planet. I bought this book for my grandkids, but after reading it I filled up two sides of an index card with corrections. I put the card inside the book before I sent it to them so they could know the current facts. I also passed on the address of the NASA website for kids ([...]) so they could continue to keep pace with new findings. I think the actions I took might be a good way for author Carole Stot and her publisher to make things right until they can offer up a revised version of the book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Charles Ashbacher HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on February 28, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This book is an excellent primer on the phenomena of space that is written at the level of the elementary school child. Using a combination of colorful images and effective descriptions, the author starts with the question, "What is the universe?" and covers galaxies, the life cycle of stars, black holes, the sun, the bodies that orbit the sun, the Earth and planets, rockets that leave Earth and enter space and why astronauts wear space suits. When your child asks you their first question about space, this book is an excellent choice for explanatory conversation piece.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 10, 2000
Format: Paperback
This was a great book. It told me a lot about space and the stars that I did not know. Now Iam realy fasinated by the stars. The book told me How fast rokets go. How high you can jump on the moon. And other fasinating facts.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By T. Janssen on July 30, 2007
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My 8 year old really likes this book. When we go on vacation, we often go out to the beach at night and look at the sky - she always seems to have alot of questions about the stars and planets. She loves telling me about everything she's read in the book. Highly recommended!
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Fantastic introduction to science facts in small, easy to read segments. Beautiful pictures as well. Note: If you buy more than one title, note that they are now produced in two different sizes.
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