I Wonder Why Stars Twinkle and Other Questions about Space (I Wonder Why)
by Carole Stott
Curious young astronomers who ask, "What are stars made of?" and "Why do astronauts float in space?" will find the answers here.
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 1st 2011 by Kingfisher
(first published January 1st 1993)
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Apr 27, 2011 Ummu Auni rated it 5 of 5 stars · review of another edition
For a book that I used to read quite sometime ago, I was deliriously happy when I saw the set being sold at BookXcess at way much cheaper price, but I didn't buy it in the first place. And then, I regretted the decision, just few weeks later, the books had been sold out! This time, I didn't want to let it go. I bought 4 books in this series, and the same night, I was left exploring with my children, what happen to stars. How stars are born? and other questions, to satisfy their curiosity. The ki...more
Another surprising favorite for my five year old. She was fascinated, and I learned quite a few things from this book myself. She thought the part about the astronauts having to be strapped in when they go to sleep at night (so their legs and arms don't float around while in space) was hilarious.
Oct 27, 2013 Kiddo rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
I find this presentation a bit off-putting. Hard to say why. One example is that there is talk of stars 'dying' and some information that our sun will eventually swallow up the earth. Anyway, kiddo keeps asking for it and does not seem perturbed.
Carole Stott has written more than 20 books on astronomy and space, and is a feature writer for the UK magazine Astronomy Now. Carole authored Kingfisher’s popular I Wonder Why Stars Twinkle and Other Questions About Space and The Best-Ever Book of Astronomy. Before turning to full-time writing, she was curator, and then head, of the Greenwich Royal Observatory.More about Carole Stott...