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90,000 stargazers can't be wrong! Our original Glow-in-the-Dark Constellations was such a hit that we're bringing it back in an affordable paperback edition for a new generation! From Andromeda to Pegasus, Orion to the Big Dipper, this super informative guide covers it all with dazzling glow-in-the-dark illustrations of the constellations, eight sky maps, and fascinating retellings of the legends behind the constellations. Helpful tips on locating stars in the night sky through every season of the year make this ...

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Overview

90,000 stargazers can't be wrong! Our original Glow-in-the-Dark Constellations was such a hit that we're bringing it back in an affordable paperback edition for a new generation! From Andromeda to Pegasus, Orion to the Big Dipper, this super informative guide covers it all with dazzling glow-in-the-dark illustrations of the constellations, eight sky maps, and fascinating retellings of the legends behind the constellations. Helpful tips on locating stars in the night sky through every season of the year make this a book the whole family can enjoy together.

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-- A simple, straightforward introduction to ten northern hemisphere constellations: two visible all year and two for each season. Thompson starts with a few pages of background on what constellations are, who named them, and how they move in the sky. He then devotes a double-page spread to each constellation; one page gives information while the facing page shows a dark blue sky in which white dots represent background stars and glow-in-the-dark dots show the constellation itself. The end sheets show a north-facing and south-facing view of the sky for each season, with the tenlisted constellations marked. Here, both constellations and background stars glow in the dark if exposed to bright light ahead of time. Scattered throughout are suggested ways to learn the constellations, ranging from studying one until you can picture it in your mind to using the book with a flashlight in a dark room to play a shape identification game with a friend. Clint Hatchett's The Glow-in-the-Dark Night Sky Book (Random, 1988) packs three times as many constellations into fewer pages with almost no text and is confusing. Glow-in-the-Dark Constellations does not attempt as much, but thanks to a relaxed, friendly text and more thought about its use, it succeeds far better. Both are oversized books, but Constellations is smaller than Night Sky Book. Sometimes, indeed, less is more. --Margaret Chatham, formerly at Smithtown Library, NY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780448412535
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Series: Sticker Stories Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 126,124
  • Age range: 6 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.03 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2010

    Great Idea, but harder to use than I realized

    This book is based on a good idea; I assumed that we would find it easier to see the star guides if the stars glowed in the dark. Well, dumb as this sounds, we forgot to "charge" the glowing pages before we went out to star gaze. And then, when I did try to charge them the next day, I realized that wasn't so easy, either, because you have to keep the pages open (weighted down with other books or something) in order for the glowing parts to get adequate light. Not too hard, except that each page has to be "charged" one at a time.

    That said, the pages and text are well written, and I like the way the stars are laid out by season. I think this book will come in handy in the future, especially for camping, but I actually think that some hard plastic glowing sheets (like the ones they make for bird watching) might work better "in the field."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2001

    A BRIGHT SHINING STAR IN THE DARK OF THE NIGHT

    This book is enjoyable for children age 5 to 10 and adults as well. It is a family activity book. It was a wonderful addition to a family camping trip with star gazing. Our 6 year old made her own constellation and wrote a story to match.

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