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Bizarre Space is a great book for children who are interested in our strange and usual universe. Jenn Dlugos and Charlie Hatton have done a marvellous job in creating a child friendly book to intrigue and educate children about space.
My son is not what you would call a fast reader, over the course of two weeks I was surprised that he finished it So quickly and came back to me with a glowing report. Those happy reports are always a good thing you know?
What do you get?
Six sections: The Innies, The Outies, Comets & Asteroids and such, super-duper stars, Life’s better in the Milky Way, and Your Universe and You. Each of these sections has five subsections. Within those sections you will find humour, trivia questions, information, real life images, people who work in the field, diagrams and all sorts of fascinating facts. If you have questions about space…this book will at least answer some of them, and if you are like my son… will inspire more.
The Lad’s Thoughts:
“I like the book, the language is easy to understand, I liked the images. I like learning about space. This was a good book to read. If you like learning about space you should read this book.”
I really like the set up for this book, how it move out into space in a spiral pattern. The trivia questions get a person thinking, and then searching for the answer to see if you got it right. They weren’t easy guess them questions, but one’s to help you think about the topic being presented. My son thoroughly enjoyed reading it and has set him on a course of wanting to read more non-fiction books like this one.
Bizarre Space: A kid's Guide to our strange, unusual universe. Jenn Dlugos and Charlie Hatton Prufrock Press Inc. 300 pages, middle school, non-fiction Softcover Reviewed for: Raincoast Books. Where to find: Amazon Link.