Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Bright Star, Night Star: An Astronomy Story by Karl Beckstrand

This book is great on a couple of levels. First of all it is written in rhyme. Small kid love rhyming books, at least mine do.  The book is written about stars which is something that can be seen by everyone, so it makes it real for the kids, my kids tend to like stories that have an actual real subject to them. This book would make a great bedtime story for the kids, the stars come out at night, Right? 

The book features a few tips, like how to find the North Star. The books does not actually feature certain stars and give a scientific history so to speak of it but instead it is more like a bunch of describing words about stars in general. Some of the words are quite large and would not be good for smaller children to try and read themselves, but as a parent I have no problem reading the book to them. It is a very short book but actually filled with a lot of stuff all related to stars.

The illustrations in this book are top notch. They are very colorful and quite busy.  The kids loved looking at the pictures, and actually have my tablet right now looking at the book again.

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