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"A" Is for Astronaut: Exploring Space from A to Z

3.77  ·  Rating Details  ·  35 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Learning about space has never been so much fun! An out-of-this-world mix of vintage illustrations and contemporary photos makes this book about space as entertaining to look at as it is to read. With simple information about everything from the planets to animals in space, to the food astronauts eat, A Is for Astronaut is sure to excite young readers' natural curiosity an ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published August 31st 2006 by Chronicle Books
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Audrey's Picture Books
This was never an inspired book to begin with. It was mediocre at best. On top of that, it contains a couple of inaccuracies so glaring that even I, humanities person that I am, managed to spot them. First, the sun is not, as stated in its entry under the letter S, a "large star" by any scientific standard. Moreover, under the entry for "orbit," it depicts the planets as having circular orbits, despite the fact that we've known them to be elliptical since the 1600s. Add to that the fact that it' ...more
Good alphabet practice. The pictures were a little dated looking but overall we liked it. It had good space vocab but there were a few letters without something a child could really relate to.
Feb 26, 2014 Audrey rated it it was amazing
My son likes anything related to space. So this was a great book for him.
This ABC book tells kids all about space from A to Z. I appreciate the mix of photographs and graphic art, which livens it up a bit. I like to share this, along with Megan McCarthy's Astronaut Handbook, with Kindergarten classes when they're learning about space. I can show them photos of Neil Armstrong, the original Mercury astronauts, Buzz Aldrin's footprint on the moon, and talk about Ham, the first chimp in space, and Laika, one of the first dogs in space (who, sadly, died there). Much to se ...more
Dec 03, 2010 Amber rated it did not like it
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The A-Z of space and astronauts. With each page exporting the world beyond earth. From Asteroids, Boosters, Comets to Telescopes, Zooming in a space craft.
For students looking to explore the life of an astronaut and space crafts this book shows them each part.
Amy Carr
Feb 06, 2010 Amy Carr rated it it was amazing
A fabulous "alphabet" book for kids that love space. Introduces lots of new concepts to further explore with simple but effective illustrations and text. Just read it to my son's first grade class...definite hit!
Jun 14, 2010 Cynthia rated it really liked it
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We loved the graphics and illustrations.
Jan 30, 2008 Jennie rated it it was amazing
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For your little space adventurer
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