Disclaimer: Just so you know, I am an affiliate with Amazon. Nothing expands your mind like exploring the cosmos and this book is a wonderful way to start. That is why we were excited to find by E. How about the amazing photographs of nebulae taken by the Hubble telescope? Constellations is an exciting subject to tackle, and this book makes it twice as fun! I like how the book has information on one page and the constellation on the other, but the information given is a bit bland. I like a book that a child can learn something from, heck, I learned something. Children will learn the answers to these questions and more in this educational book about constellations.
The illustrations were interesting, though in this book, the facts were more impacting. This book gives enough information to build a foundation, without being too in-depth or overwhelming. But you can turn that feeling into one of learning through this picture book of constellations. It's always a pleasant and calming feeling to look up at stars. Seeing the discoveries and concepts unfurl against the backdrop of history really helps put them in perspective and makes it easy to understand and remember.
Author Mordecai-Mark Mac Low is a curator at the American Museum of Natural History in the department of Astrophysics, so you know the information is accurate. Here, your child will be trained basic astronomy, starting off with the identification of star patterns dominant in the night sky. Just be aware that although author David A. Here, your child will be trained basic astronomy, starting off with the identification of star patterns dominant in the night sky. Overall: Neat information, as quick or slow as you make it. Summary It's always a pleasant and calming feeling to look up at stars. It gives you a basic introduction to the stars and the constellations that they make up and show you pictures along the way.
Ahhh, my poor eyes, they hurt more reading this book than they do straining to see the constellations in the night sky. As a mother of 2 in this highly digital age I have found I have to get more creative to keep my children's attention in things like books and reading etc. It can teach any age about the night sky and its constellations in the zodiac. I have a little star projector that you can use in a dark closed area. Each constellation is beautifully illustrated. As a child and throughout my adult life, I have had a love for the stars and constellations so this book seemed like a great fit for me to get for my children.
This book is everything you would think it was from the from cover. . There is also nothing in depth, no hints on how or when to see them, no follow up activities. A fun activity is provided along with advice on viewing stars. As some of the other reviewers point out, the book does lack some of the more popular constellations. One spread has an image with a couple of sentences, then the next is simply an image.
It stimulated the kids interest in looking up at the stars to try and see if they could find a picture like the ones in the book. Stars so Bright: Book of Constellations is a Baby Professor book published by speedy publishing. It only talks about the 12 zodiacs. For example, Cancer is Latin for crab and Pisces is plural for fish in Latin. We then proceeded to the out-of-doors where we could then easily pick out the constellations.
Although written for middle grades, it is also useful for adults wishing to brush up on the topic. It does not indicate where in the sky you should look to find the constellations but I don't think that is the purpose of this book. This is very puzzling to me and I am not sure why it focused on these constellations only. We read this book together, with my 10 year old doing the reading which impresses me every time. I never allow my reviews to be effected at all by any promotional pricing as I too am an online shopper and heavily weight my decisions on which items to purchase.
The illustrations correspond perfectly alongside the storyline on each page to give a beautifully descriptive idea of the appearance of each constellation. The reader learns about the contributions of astronomers such as al-Sufi, Galileo, Kepler, Newton, Einstein, Caroline Herschel, and Annie Jump Cannon. I received this product at a discount in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. I also think this book would work well for a classroom, because there is a lot of opportunity for talking about the pictures, or even completing a written or drawing assignment. The book format really highlights the images and gives ample time for talking about the pictures. Its name is latin for crab and it is commonly represented as one.
Constellations is an exciting subject to tackle, and this book makes it twice as fun! Also, the pictures are just the arrangement of stars in the sky, and not superimposed over the imagery of each constellation i. I purchased, for free, the kindle version of Stars So Bright Book of Constellations and was really impressed with it. All words and opinions within this review are my own and are here to help you decide if this product is right for you. Nonfiction Beginning Readers- Informational Texts by Steve Kortenkamp is a visually-stimulating way to learn about our sun, the planets, moons and even far away galaxies. Constellations is an exciting subject to tackle, and this book makes it twice as fun It's always a pleasant and calming feeling to look up at stars. For us, it was random, for others, it would work well. The pictures are not actual photographs of the stars, but they are of a reasonable likeness and has small glowing lines connecting the stars to show what the constellation looks like so you can picture it once you find it in the skies.
Each piece builds on the previous sections. Here, your child will be trained basic astronomy, starting off with the identification of star patterns dominant in the night sky. This repeats throughout the book and gives a great format for reading together. For example Leo is Latin for Lion and lies between Cancer to the west and Virgo to the east. This in no way changed my view of the product. It is a free in the kindle version but this would be a nice hardcover book to give as a gift to a young child who is interested in the constellations.