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Oogle-Flip and the Planet Adventure

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Oogle is a precocious alien from Flip-world on a quest to find another planet that is just right for life. Since no other livable planets have ever been found, Oogle’s friends don't think he'll succeed, but they wish him luck on his hunt. Along the way, he visits many different planets and learns lessons about the conditions needed for life. With colorful illustrations and cheerful rhymes, this adventure teaches children about scientific inquiry and the benefits of ...
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Overview


Oogle is a precocious alien from Flip-world on a quest to find another planet that is just right for life. Since no other livable planets have ever been found, Oogle’s friends don't think he'll succeed, but they wish him luck on his hunt. Along the way, he visits many different planets and learns lessons about the conditions needed for life. With colorful illustrations and cheerful rhymes, this adventure teaches children about scientific inquiry and the benefits of perseverance.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Kristin Harris
Oogle-Flip is a little boy who goes off in a space ship to find another planet that will support life as he knows it. Oogle-Flip's companion is a little creature who looks very much like a mouse with antenna. The friends he leaves behind are dubious that he will be successful. His mission takes him past stars that are burning balls of gas. Some have planets and some do not. The first planets he finds are gas giants with no solid surface on which to land. Other planets are too far away from their star and freezing cold. Some planets with little gravity are too small to hold an atmosphere. Life needs just the right conditions. Oogle-Flip perseveres with new data and finds a planet that is green and pleasant, circling a yellow sun. He stays and sends a message back to his friends to join him. The story is told in rhyming text that is awkward. Basic information about stars and our solar system is provided at the end of the book. Reviewer: Kristin Harris
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780982114162
  • Publisher: Magic World Media
  • Publication date: 4/1/2011
  • Pages: 38
  • Age range: 5 - 7 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Norton is a senior lecturer in physics and astronomy at the Open University in the UK and conducts research on binary stars and the detection and characterization of exoplanets. He is the author of Observing the Universe. Christy Croll is an illustrator and a former science teacher. She lives in Kennard, Texas.

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