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There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System (The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)

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Au revoir, Pluto! In this newly revised, bestselling backlist title, beginning readers and budding astronomers are launched on a wild trip to visit the now eight planets in our solar system (per the International Astronomical Union’s 2006 decision to downgrade Pluto from a planet to a dwarf planet), along with the Cat in the Hat, Thing One, Thing Two, Dick, and Sally. It’s ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 26th 1999 by Random House Books for Young Readers
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Evan Taylor
Do you have a very young son or daughter, who is interested in outer space? Do you have a hard time finding books that explain outer space without being too simple or too complicated, or without simply being a mirage a pictures? Well, you are in because in Tish Rabe’s There is No Place Like Space, children can be taught about outer space, space exploration and the solar system by none other than the Cat in the Hat. In her book, Tish Rabe uses the familiar character of the Cat in the Hat to teach ...more
Jack Kirby and the X-man
The idea of "learn to read, read to learn" does appeal to me. But I'm always wary of famous characters being used after the death of their creator. Traditionalists will not like this series - Thing 1 and Thing 2 look different, and the brother from the The Cat in the Hat actually has a name. The illustrations, of course, look different from what Dr. Seuss would have produced.

But these issues seem pretty minor when the book produced is of reasonable quality, such as this. The rhyme and rhythm so
My 6 year old son is an early-reader, and he read this one on his own (with little help from me). I'm so proud of him!!! What kid doesn't like Dr. Seuss or space, right!? It kept him engaged the whole time, and is brightly illustrated.

I personally am not a fan of the ghostwriter, or any ghostwriter for that matter. Ghostwriting cheapens the true authors legacy. This new series is also not nearly as good as the originals. It still makes for a good read though. I don't think the young one's will
Michael Adam
Book title: There’s No Place like Space

Writer: Tish Rabe

There’s No Place like Space is a non-fiction book about the solar system. The book lists each planet in the solar system; describing their appearances. It also talks about the stars, the moon, the sun and space in general.

There’s No Place like Space is a great non-fiction book that is written in prose and has great illustrations by Aristides Ruiz. This book could be used in key stage one or two either for assisted reading
Melody Wolen
Reading Level: Kindergarten and up
There’s no Place Like Space is written by Tish Rabe and illustrated by Aristides Ruiz. This book is also a picture book, but it is an informational text since it contains a glossary, index and a list for further reading. I chose this book because not only does it build knowledge on my topic of space, but it also rhymes! There’s no Place Like Space is a book from The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library so The Cat in the Hat and Thing 1 and Thing 2 give children a h
This is one of those newer Cat In The Hat Books that aren't written by Dr Suess himself but that we enjoy very much anyway. The pictures are wonderful and the writing is in that same sing song rhyming style that we already associate with the Cat. My son went around quoting from the book the rest of the day and enjoyed it very much it seems. I would recommend it for the AVERAGE everyday ordinary 2nd grader.
Shannon Jacob
Tish Rabe, A. R. (1999). There's No Place Like Space. New York: Random House Books for Young Readers.

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I could tell the book would be exciting and interesting just by looking at the cover and I knew it would be a great addition to my classroom to teach students about the solar system. Dr. Seuss books are always fun, the rhymes make it easier for students to remember the content and the pictures are also great! The book discusses the planets, constellations, stars, astronauts and m
I liked this one much more than the one about maps: There's a Map on my Lap!
This one has big words and advanced concepts, but not so many that interest wanes. My 4 year old son has asked to read this one several times, in contrast to the map one. However, we skip the page with the "helpful" sentence to remember the names of the planets in the right order. Surely the author could have come up with a better line?!? Too long, too weird, too complicated. I think my son finds it easier to just rememb
Wait, how many planets are there? Personally, I think Pluto should still count.
This thing is shit. The Cat in the Hat, one of the great anarchic figures of childrens' literature is reduced to a blandly avuncular uncle, mouthing anemic light science in verse form. Horrible verse, with just the vaguest scent of effort put in to make it Seussian. Ruiz, the artist, has the basic characters down, but they are stiff in a way that the cartilige-framed creations of Seuss never were. There is a flop sweat miasma of desperation emanating from each phoned-in page. Those responsible s ...more
I loved this book and the concept that it would teach to children. It has the Cat in the Hat take children on an adventure to discover the solar system and teaches helpful ways for a child to remember the planets and constellations. While teaching about space it also rhymes so it is a great memory aide for students who can remember things through rhyming.
Ty O'Brien

My favourite part is when they meet the sun because the sun gave them his autograph! I have no least favourite part because in Cat and the Hat books and TV shows there aren't any sad parts.

My favourite character is the Fish because he is funny, he says funny things.
Enjoyed it. But had to edit my reading. Because I didn't wanna confuse her about the cat talking about 9 planets when she is taught there are only 8. I still have no idea why Pluto was demoted but if she answers 9 and not 8 on a test she will be wrong.
Emmaus Public  Library
A revised edition that does not include Pluto, now that's it's been downgraded.

It rhymes. It's go the information that you need for solar system studies. It's not the best of all possible books following in the footsteps of Ted Geisel.

Candace Kovar
I really like this book about the universe. It was great to teach young children about space, planets, constellations, sun, and moon.

Activity to do with class would be talk about space.

Would defiantly use this book in my classroom.
I've been on the wait list at the library for the longest time and was excited when I found this at the latest Scholastic Warehouse sale. It was one of the books I gave my daughter as a gift this morning and she couldn't wait to read it at bed time tonight. She loved all the other Cat in the Hat books we have read so far so I had a feeling she would enjoy this one. For the most part it was the same old information about each planet as the rest of the books we have read but the rhyming was nicely ...more
This book is a great informative book for any lover of space and Dr. Seuss. Like other the cat in the hat knows a lot about books this book is a fun way for children to learn about space and the solar system.
There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System
by Tish Rabe
a tour between the plantes and learning to change your knowledge about it.
This is a coll variation or addition to the Cat in the Hat series. It is a fun and interesting way to learn about the planets in our solar system.
I recommend the books in this series. Non-fiction told in Seuss-like rhyme. Pack a lot of info into a fun and easy read.
Joy Lane
AR level 3.1 A good way to introduce the solar system and astronomy
It has a glossary in the back
Dr. Seuss books are wonderful for all readers (reluctant and avid).
Trey Nowell
Book #3 for baby Dexter....he gets one a day since birth :)
Fritz purchased this at the book fair at his preschool this year. Today he insisted that I read it to him. I love reading to him, but the insistence was something to be sure.

This took me aback. I wasn't familiar with the Cat in the Hat in space. It was quickly evident this wasn't a Dr. Seuss book. Neither the text nor the illustrations are good enough, imho. Fritz enjoyed the book well enough, so I guess that is all that matters.

Only eight planets in this solar system; I guess they have updated
Natalie Pietro
There is something about outerspace that is breath taking. Both Nick and I love our solar system. We decided to teach Nico early on about the beauty of outerspace. Making his room theme outerspace and reading books will sure get him in the spirit of wanting to be an astronaut one day. That is if they bring the program back. This cat in the hat learning library book was just what we were looking for. Big colorful pictures, silly poems, and the cat in the hat as himself. Very educational yet enter ...more
Kathryn Sublett
Students will use this book to understand the planets in our solar system. Prior to the read aloud, teachers could give each table group a minute to come up with all of the planets. Next, ask each group to share one planet with the class. Students will predict the order of the planets from the sun in their science journal. Proceed with the read aloud, and have students record the correct sequence of the planets from the sun. This would be appropriate for students in fourth grade.
Melissa Gregory
This book was used as a read aloud in a lesson I was teaching about space. The students were also begginning to work on poetry, so this was a great book to read. It is very informational about space, but still has that great touch of Dr. Seuss to make it enjoyable. While reading, I would begin the phrase or sentence and have the students try to finish it picking out the correct rhyming word. This went very well. This is a great read for 1st through 3rd.
Cat in the Hat and his companions explore space and visit 8 planets in our solar system. Of course with any Dr. Seuss book there is rhyming. Cat in the Hat rhymes his way among the 8 planets, presenting important facts along the way,he even includes some constellations. This book will be great for domains like Language and Literacy (rhyming, adjectives), Social Studies(Space), and Science(weather on planets).
There's No Place Like Space: All About Our Solar System is a fun book written by Dr. Seuss that really describes many characteristics about the planets in our solar system in a way children can understand. This book could be taught on a lesson about the solar system and the different planets, students in Kindergarten through third grade would benefit the most from this book.
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