There's No Place like Space!: All about Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library Series)

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Au revoir, Pluto! In this newly revised, bestselling backlist title, beginning readers and budding astronomers are launched on a wild trip to visit the now eight planets in our solar system (per the International Astronomical Union?s 2006 decision to downgrade Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet), along with the Cat in the Hat, Thing One, Thing Two, Dick, and Sally. It?s a reading adventure that?s out of this world!

Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat introduces Sally and ...

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Overview

Au revoir, Pluto! In this newly revised, bestselling backlist title, beginning readers and budding astronomers are launched on a wild trip to visit the now eight planets in our solar system (per the International Astronomical Union’s 2006 decision to downgrade Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet), along with the Cat in the Hat, Thing One, Thing Two, Dick, and Sally. It’s a reading adventure that’s out of this world!

Dr. Seuss's Cat in the Hat introduces Sally and Dick to the planets, stars, and moons in our universe.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Elizabeth Young
Here comes the Cat in the Hat to take us on a journey through our solar system. Told in the Cat's signature classic style of verse, readers are invited to hop in the space craft along with Thing One and Thing Two (your mothers won't mind) to "dance on the moon and play games in the sky." Join along as they stop at each planet and learn at least one fact along the way, too. After visiting each planet, the Cat reveals a few constellations: Orion, Taurus, Leo, Ursa Major—and using your imagination you can see how they came to be named. Then it is on to the closest star, the sun, followed by their final stop at the moon. After studying the mysteries of the universe the Cat presents two earthlings a gift of a telescope, perfect for budding astronomers. Ruiz's illustrations certainly do justice to the original Cat in the Hat stories, with hardly an interruption in style and creativity. One point of conversation in this revised edition may be the omission of Pluto, recently removed from the roster of planets. In the era of political correctness Pluto could have been mentioned, but it is neglected entirely. That alone can serve as a fodder for follow-up discussions with the book. Following the engaging text are a brief glossary, suggestions for further reading, and an index. This is a great addition to the "Cat in the Hat" collections as well as a nonfiction choice for space books in your library. Reviewer: Elizabeth Young
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3-Fans of Dr. Seuss's favorite feline will enjoy learning through rhymed couplets and cartoonlike illustrations similar to the originals. Each book combines basic facts with interesting trivia to introduce readers to topics that are sure to be of interest. From Bugs: "Here is a riddle/I learned from my mother./How's a skunk and a ladybug/like one another?/When danger is near,/it is easy to tell-/they suddenly give off/a terrible smell!" While the grammar is off, Seussian rhyme is rarely totally correct ("thunk"). In Space, readers learn, "On Venus the weather/is always the same-/hot, dry, and windy,/with no chance of rain." The familiar format and entertaining text are sure to appeal to beginning readers.-Maura Bresnahan, Shawsheen School, Andover, MA Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
From the Publisher
"There is a big gap between 'concept' books written for preschoolers and nonfiction that requires fluent reading skills. The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library books introduce beginning readers to important basic concepts about the natural world. They provide the critical foundations upon which complex facts and ideas can eventually be build. In addition, The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library shows young readers that books can be entertaining and educational at the same time. This is a wonderful series!"
-- Barbara Kiefer, Associate Professor, Reading and Literature
Teachers College, Columbia University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679891154
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/1999
  • Series: Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 32,865
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.81 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 0.36 (d)

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Dr. Seuss is quite simply the most beloved children’s book author in the world.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 29, 2008

    Quickly Became My Son's Favorite

    I highly recommend this book! We have always been HUGE Suess fans but this became number one with a bullet from the first reading. It HAS to be read at least once a day!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2004

    Learning can be so much fun

    My 5 year old has taken a particular interest in learning all of the planets and also happens to be wild about The Cat in the Hat now as well. This book was a perfect fit with a fun story that is teaching valuable information as well. Names each of the nine planets and also has the sun and moon included. Easy to read with cute illustrations and the refreshing Dr. Seuss flair in the text. Great for boys or girls and also would make a great gift for birthday, Valentine's Day, Easter, etc. Highly recommend this one. We have read it over and over in the short time we have had this book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2014

    Do Not buy this book!!! Get a used copy instead

    This book has been "REVISED" to say there are only 8 planets. It doesn't even mention Pluto. Since only snobbish scientist elite idiots think we only have 8 planets, I really resent that fact that I paid good money to get this book for my niece. If I had known that fact that some idiot changed the book I wouldn't have bought it

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  • Posted October 29, 2011

    Highly Recommended - you must check it out!!

    My children of 10,7, and 5 adore this book.

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  • Posted October 26, 2011

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    Rave Reviews for ALL Dr. Seuss books!!!

    This with four (4) other Dr. Seuss books is a Christmas present for our almost 4 year old grandson. We purchased thirteen Dr. Seuss books for him from B & N before he was born...this was the beginning of his own personal library. He loves Dr. Seuss books and others as well. His parents read to him all the time; they are heavy readers; we are heavy readers; our other son is also a heavy reader. I began to read when I was three-four years old. (I was born in 1944) My husband is a very heavy reader. So, if you want your child, children, or grandchildren to be good life long readers, Dr. Seuss is the best way to begin...then they can eventually go on to other great writers!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2010

    My kids love it.

    My kids are 2 and 4 and thoroughly enjoy this and most other Dr. Suess books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 13, 2010

    Very Educational

    This book makes it easy and fun to learn about the planets.

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  • Posted April 21, 2009

    Fantastic and age appropriate

    My preschooler loves to read these series. She likes the information, pictures and rhyming. Now even my 19 month old enjoys them, too. They are great fun for my husband and I to read as well.
    We also have "Oh the things you can do that are good for you" by Tish Rabe and "Oh say can you seed?" by Bonnie Worth Both are illustrated by Aristides Ruiz These are great fun as well! I highly recommend them for your home library! And great for gifts, too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2007

    WOW!

    This book got me absolutely hooked on the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library! My three year old son LOVES it and to hear him tell me that the sun is a hot, big, star is AMAZING! I can't wait to add more of these books to our Learning Library collection!

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