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Publisher: Parent-Child Press
Author: Aline Wolfe
Illustrator: Joe Servello

List Price: $6.00, In set of 6 titles: $30

Ages: 6-8 Years

Reviewed By: Robin McDonald

For younger children, or for the older child who is at a more basic reading level, Parent Child Press offers small, spiral-bound readers entitled the Cosmic Wonder Series. These readers give a simple explanation of very difficult, astronomical subjects:

How Big is the Milky Way?
I Look "Out" at the Stars
I Live in the Universe
I Know What Gravity Does
I Know the Sun Does Not "Set"
I Travel on Planet Earth

This title in the series, I Look "Out" at the Stars, gives the reader small facts written in easy-to-understand explanations, such as "Children in South America and Australia don't say I look 'down' at the stars. Maybe I should not say, I look 'up' at the stars. We could all say, I look 'out' at the stars." All the information is explained simply, with text on the left side of the booklet and simple, hand-drawn illustrations on the right side. Each book ends with a simple exclamation, "I Wonder!", that helps pique a child's curiosity to learn more.

I found these books to be especially helpful with my dyslexic son, who understands concepts more from looking at the drawings than reading the text. The small, 5-1/2 x 5-1/2 inch size, and the sturdy nature of the book (recycled cardstock with strong spiral binding) makes it easy to put in one's purse or backpack for convenient use.

My personal favorite in this series is How Big is the Milky Way?, a book that explains billions of stars by comparing stars to golden beads that are linked together, going "about the distance from Planet Earth to the Moon and back again."

Be forewarned that when you start teaching your children astronomy, some of the most useful books may assume the lack of intelligent design in the creation of the universe. I did not notice anything in this book that disagrees with creationism, however. It is written from a more practical geographical standpoint. If you believe from a creationist standpoint, you may want to review the content more closely to your own satisfaction, and augment the lesson plans with lessons and/or books from a creationist point of view.
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Available From: Parent-Child Press
Address: PO Box 675 Hollidaysburg PA 16648
Phone: 866.727.3683
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Robin McDonald
Robin McDonald is a mom who actually does Windows, since she used to work at Microsoft! Robin resigned from her full-time writing job to homeschool her children. She freelances, and teaches art and writing classes.
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