Synopses & Reviews
Magical - that's the word for the night sky, with its shining stars,glittering planets, and sometimes, the celestial moon, So godahead - make a wish on that star. But if you're also curious about whyyour star twinkles, you've come to the right place. By focusing on onesmall square of night sky near Orion, The Night sky makes star timeeven more special for children. Its stunning illustrations andkid-oriented approach provide an exciting close-up on wonders that canbe seen overhead after darl. Suitable for stargazing anywhere - eventhe city - the Night Sky will add to kids' wonder as it teaches themabout stars, planets, nebulae, comets, meteors, the moon, constellations, and classic myths - through one small square of thenight sky. The Night Sky is just one of the exciting, vibratlyillustrated volumes in the critically acclaimed One Small Squareseries of science and nature books for children ages 6-9. This bookincludes: Stunning full-color illustrations; Motivating experimentsand activities, along with clear, diagrammed instructions and safetytips; Easy to read sky maps; a glossary-index and resource list. OneSmall Square - an eye-opening series which puts the whole world inperspective for children, one small square at a time. Each book is athrilling, up-close encounter with the natural world, from the starsabove us to the habitats, ecosystems, and creatures around us.
By focusing on one small square of night sky near Orion, this entry in a highly lauded series gives children aged 6 to 9 an exciting close-up on amazing facts about stars, planets, nebulae, comets, meteors, the moon, constellations, and classic myths. Suitable for stargazing anywhereÑeven the cityÑThe Night Sky will add to kids' wonder as it teaches them about the marvels of the heavens through superb illustrations and a proven approach that entices their interest and involvement.
About the Author
onald M. Silver is the author of more than 40 science books for children and teachers alike. In addition to the award-winning One Small Square series, he has written The Animal World, Why Save the Rain Forest?, Extinction Is Forever, and The Dinosaur Activity BookÑall illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne.Patricia J. WynneÕs illustrations have also appeared in Scientific American, Natural History, and The New York Times as well as in the highly praised books Hungry, Hungry Sharks, and The Human Body. Both the author and illustrator live in New York City.