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Planets, Moons, and Stars (Take-Along Guide Series)
     

Planets, Moons, and Stars (Take-Along Guide Series)

by Laura Evert, Linda Garrow (Illustrator)
 

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An introduction to the world of insects, caterpillars, and butterflies including identification information, educational activities, and fun facts.Invites young naturalists to spot wildlife. Safety tips are provided and interesting activities are sugested. Color illustrations enhance the presentation. —-HORN BOOKS (Tracks, Scats and Signs)

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An introduction to the world of insects, caterpillars, and butterflies including identification information, educational activities, and fun facts.Invites young naturalists to spot wildlife. Safety tips are provided and interesting activities are sugested. Color illustrations enhance the presentation. —-HORN BOOKS (Tracks, Scats and Signs)

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School Library Journal
Gr 4-5-This introduction to the solar system's larger elements, plus 13 constellations visible from the northern hemisphere, ends with several blank pages that children are urged to fill with a sky map. This would render the book a chancy purchase for libraries, even if it weren't stocked with factual errors and awkward writing-which it is. Along with declaring that "The sun is the most important star in our solar system," for instance, or explaining lunar phases with, "This happens because the amount of sunlight shining onto the moon changes from day to day," Evert offers without comment conflicting versions of the mythological hunter Orion's death in her descriptions of Canis Major and Scorpius, and envisions Queen Cassiopeia "sitting vainly on her throne." The small painted illustrations combine globby, unlabeled star maps with group views of planets and moons, likewise unlabeled. Budding stargazers will be better served by a plethora of more helpful, accurate guides, from H. A. Rey's classic Find the Constellations (Houghton, 1976) to My First Pocket Guide: Constellations (National Geographic, 2002).-John Peters, New York Public Library Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559718424
Publisher:
Cooper Square Publishing Llc
Publication date:
03/10/2003
Series:
Take Along Guides Series
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
445,898
Product dimensions:
8.67(w) x 8.69(h) x 0.19(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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