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Out of This World: Poems and Facts about Space Hardcover – February 14, 2012
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This attractive volume offers 20 illustrated poems about space travel and astronomy, supported by information related to each selection. The wide-ranging topics include the unusual items that the Apollo 11 astronauts took to the moon; the experience of zero gravity; the planets considered as potential vacation spots; and constellations viewed as both stars and stories. In the verse, Sklansky has a pleasing way with words and a good sense of what appeals to children. A wide black border running vertically along one or both pages of the spread acts as a fact box, carrying information (printed in white) that kids might need to know to understand a specific poem, as well as intriguing related factoids. Schuett’s mixed-media artwork digitally combines appealing gouache paintings with more formal printed elements that bring subtle texture and a sense of fathomless depth and mystery to the best illustrations here. Recommended for both library poetry collections and classroom astronomy units. Grades 3-5. --Carolyn Phelan
Publishers Weekly, February 2012:
"An evocative mix of the whimsical and the scientific."
School Library Journal:
"The picture-book blend of poetry, nonfiction, and vivid extraterrestrial views is an inviting browsing item and an attractive introduction to space travel."
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I thought this book was extremely informative about some of the facts about space. Each fact had an accompanying poem which was really neat. My favorite poem was "Weightless Wonder" about zero gravity in space. I am 14 years old and even though this book is meant for kids, I enjoyed reading it. The illustrations were cool, especially the space suit one. I plan to read this book to my younger brother and I'm sure he will like it, too. -Duncan N. Allen