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What's Out There?: A Book about Space (Reading Railroad) Paperback – March 24, 1993

4.5 out of 5 stars 137 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: Reading Railroad
  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap; Reading Railroad edition (March 24, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0448405172
  • ISBN-13: 978-0448405179
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,924 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What a GREAT book! I was looking for a book for my 3 1/2 year old that would introduce him to space in a simple way, "What's Out There" is exactly what I wanted. He is so captivated by this book, it is short, simple and easy to understand. It is perfect for him now and will be for the next several years. All of the basics are covered such as the 9 planets and their relation to the sun, how the earth travels around the sun and spins, the moon, gravity, the make-up of all the planets, asteroids etc. Each topic is explained in a fun and easy way for a child to understand and the illustrations are wonderful. Highly recommend as a first book about space!
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excellent, up to date book about space/solar system. lots of words, but my 2 yo still enjoys it and will grow with it.
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I bought this book for my 4 year old son to begin talking about the solar system. To my surprise, he had already learned quite a bit from Bubble Guppies! lol. This book was a great addition to his knowledge base and loves to share what he learned with various family members. The information in the book is up-to-date and written clearly and developmentally appropriately.
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I bought this with the intention of reading it to my 3 yr old son who loves space and the discovery series on TV about the universe. However, in this book, the amount of text and and density of info on every page (which could be far more concise) is just too much for his age. Maybe in three more years or so this will be a good book for him. For now, it's just overload and it takes too long to read each page. He loses interest and begs for his other space book instead. It's a cute book, just not for this age.
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Purchased this book for my sons 4th birthday. He loves all things space and this book was a perfect fit! We have enjoyed reading it together and we both have learned so much. Our adult friends are always impressed to hear him spout off facts he learned thru this book about space that even they didnt know! I definitely recommend this book for children who are interested in space.
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My husband and I purchased this book for our daughter who is fascinated with astronomy. We were disappointed that it still lists Pluto as a planet and there are not rings around planets that have rings in some illustrations. I thought I had read in the description that it had been reprinted since Pluto was downgraded, but I guess it hasn't....
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By Nicole on September 4, 2014
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The reading level of this book is not good for younger children, They have more words than pictures and is written in rather advanced way with basic knowledge of the solar system required. I bought this as a night time read for a three year old since he loves space things and he loses interest in a few minutes. Not the book I thought I was ordering.
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My little one loves anything to do with Space, especially rockets and the planets. This book arrived earlier today in a large order I placed to surprise him for his birthday! I have no doubt that he will love it.

As for the book itself it is a lightweight paperback book. I'd estimate it to be about twenty or so pages. No damage in transit, which is good, since I'm particular about arrival of my goods. Since he is just learning to read, this book may be on a little higher level then he is up to but I have no doubt he will take one look at the pictures and make up his own storyline.

Do I recommend? Of course, sure to be in heavy bedtime rotation.
Book arrived promptly? As a member of Prime, I got the book in the promised two day span.
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