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Dogs in Space Paperback – March 29, 1996

4.6 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

From Publishers Weekly

This eye-catching attempt to introduce children to the solar system combines whimsy and fact to ultimately unsuccessful effect. Coffelt's ( Good Night, Sigmund ) canines wear Flash Gordon space helmets and rocket belts as they fly to each planet--sneezing in the red dust on Mars, dodging asteroids en route to Jupiter. "Even though there are no other dogs in space, or people, either, dogs in space like space. There are no cats in space. There are no fleas in space." On the other hand, there are no "soft laps" or "crunchy dog bones" either, so "dogs in space go home, for now." This capacious and potentially confusing amalgam of planetary facts is followed by a three-page, small print, encyclopedic text about the solar system ("The Solar System is what we call the family of nine planets, their moons, and the countless other celestial bodies that circle the Sun."). While Coffelt's bold, neon-colored pastels on black paper are arresting (resembling the scratch paintings of childhood), this hybrid of fact and fancy will likely puzzle the preschoolers for whom it is intended. Ages 3-7.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From School Library Journal

Kindergarten-Grade 3-- Five brightly colored cartoon dogs cavort and gambol through the solar system. It's too hot on Mercury, hotter still on Venus, dusty on Mars, and windy on Jupiter. At last they reach Pluto, the farthest and smallest of the planets, so cold and dark and lonely that they are happy to return to Earth. Dogs in Space is a picture-book fantasy that mixes basic astronomical facts with toylike dogs who are conveniently outfitted with rocket packs. It is likely to amuse and possibly confuse children just learning about our universe. But help lies at the end of the book where three pages of information on the planets provide adults with ready answers to children's questions. The bright oil pastels against velvety black backgrounds are delightful and, science notwithstanding, make for an exciting visual journey. --Shirley Wilton, Ocean County College, Toms River, NJ
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 7 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Paperback: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Voyager Books; 1 edition (March 29, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0152010041
  • ISBN-13: 978-0152010041
  • Product Dimensions: 11 x 10 x 0.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,550,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Paperback
After a single read-through, my 3 year old was captivated. It became his favourite book, and continues to remain so, even though he has 'graduated' to more 'textbook' style Planet Books. And contrary to what Horn Books said about the end bits being too hard, I thought they were perfect, allowing parents to keep one step ahead of eager youngsters who want to know more more MORE about the planets.
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By A Customer on March 30, 2000
Format: Library Binding
What a beautifully illustrated book...Very vibrant andunusual...My daughter checked it out of her school library and shebegan to copy the drawings...I now have dogs in space all over my kitchen! It's simple but silly...It has peeked my curiosity to find out more about the author/artist...hope to see and read more of her works!
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Ok, I would not have thought so just reading it myself, but my two year old loves it. We bought her several books about the planets, because she's on a space kick, and it is her favorite book. She saw me looking at the pages available for preview on Amazon, and became obsessed with it, so I bought it on a whim. I'm soooo glad I did.
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Format: Paperback
We picked this book up from our local library.

Cute book, the pictures go great with the story being told. Even though they do look like they were drawn with a crayon. It does rhyme which is cool if you like to rhyme. You get to follow the dogs as they visit each planet and you learn which ones are hot, cold, dusty and what not. It kept K entertained because he does like to read about planets. I really enjoyed The Solar System Tour at the end of the book which gives you information about the Solar System. Pretty good read overall.
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Format: School & Library Binding
I can't say enough about this colorful, campy, delightful book. It is one of my 2-and-a-half year-old daughter's favorites.
My daughter enjoys reading about the adventures each planet provides these spunky canines. They fly kites on windy Jupiter, wear sunglasses on Mercury and don sweaters on chilly Neptune. My daughter knows that Mars is dusty and red and that pluto is very dark--because of this book. The author and illustrator have made learning about the planets fun, interesting and entertaining.
My daughter absolutely loves the solar system maps in the front and back of the book. She can point to and name every planet, and she isn't even three years old! She talks about "jet packs" "asteroids" and Saturn's rings--concepts that the book so wonderfully depicts.
What a treasure. It is rare to find a book that is so adorable and educational. The illustrations are hilarious, as well as lively.
I highly recommend this book. Your little ones will enjoy this and you will have fun reading it to them.
Angela
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My 3 and a half year old boy had this book memorized and could recite it to me after two weeks of making me read it twice a day! He loved it from the first reading.

He was already nuts about space and the planets, and was completely enthralled with the witty quirky energetic text and illustrations of these carefree colorful dogs in space helmets, zooming off to sneeze red dust on Mars, and spin sideways on the planet Uranus. A little narrating dog in the lower right corner of each page gives little cheers and comments that urge you to turn the page and see what's next. My son learned those parts first and wanted to say them after I read the main text to him. He pored over the pictures, enjoying the details.

There is nothing dry and 'educational' about this book, even though all the little facts about the planets are quite correct. One of the best new children's books I've seen.
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