I Wonder Why Stars Twinkle and Other Questions About Space (I Wonder Why)
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I Wonder Why Stars Twinkle and Other Questions About Space (I Wonder Why) (I Wonder Why)

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Children are fascinated by the world around them, and why is a favourite word. This series takes as its starting point this natural desire to understand the world, and then feeds it with text and illustrations designed both to entertain and to inform. This book focuses on astronomy, and each spread contains one, two or three questions which investigate a specific theme or...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published by Kingfisher Books Ltd (first published January 1st 1993)
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Ummu Auni
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
-Use for aesthetic purposes in a science unit.
-Having out during the unit for students to continue their interest in a subject.
Janell's Kids
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.
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.
The space is an amazing place! So, I love to read this book and actually I want to be a space researcher!...
Nojood Alsudairi
I found the questions very interesting but the answers not very fulfilling.
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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.
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