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REALLY, REALLY BIG QUESTIONS ABOUT SPACE AND TIME

Author: Mark Brake

Illustrator: Nishant Choksi

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Publisher: Kingfisher, ©2012

Material: paperback

Summary: Answers to more than 40 questions about time and space are addressed in this book. The questions range from "Who owns space?” and “How do we measure the universe?” to “Do aliens look like me?” and “Is space smelly?” For every question there is a cartoon illustration and an answer that a young reader can understand. Kids can learn about abstract concepts in ways that make sense to them.

Type of Reading: family reading, anytime reading, independent reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 8 to 12; read yourself: 10 and up

Interest Level: 9 and up

Age of Child: Read with a second grade class.

Young Reader Reaction: My friend used this with her class and overall it went well. Some of the questions were a bit advanced but some were right on.

Adult Reader Reaction: I liked the format and thought this would be an excellent introduction to a science unit on these topics.

Pros: This is a fun, memorable way for kids to learn scientific concepts.

Cons: The key is to match up the book with the right youngster in terms of interest and age.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. Excellent for teachers and home schooling parents!

If You Liked This Book, Try: ALMOST ASTRONAUTS: 13 WOMEN WHO DARED TO DREAM   CRAFTY INVENTIONS: OUTER SPACE   THE TIME BOOK: A BRIEF HISTORY FROM LUNAR CALENDARS TO ATOMIC CLOCKS

Educational Themes: In addition to learning about the concepts of space and time, kids will also meet the scientists who dedicated their lives to trying to answer these questions. That makes it a good starting point for finding biographies.

Notes: Bob Walch, Monterey, California, sent us this review. Bob's reviews appear in the Salinas Californian, Watsonville Register-Pajaronian, Aptos Times, Ride/Western Times and Coast Views Magazine. His online reviews can be found at MyShelf, Roundtable Reviews, Parent Click, Midwest Book Review, and I Love a Mystery.

Literary Categories: Nonfiction - picture book, science, space, time

Date(s) Reviewed: November 2012

Other Reviews: See Critics' Reviews at amazon.com. No reader feedback found.




                 

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