The Universe and You

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As the skies darken and you lie your head down for a restful night’s sleep, the magical Earth spins on its axis. It, along with the other planets, circles the fiery, hot sun. While you dream, that same gaseous ball of fire and countless other stars swirl around the Milky Way. Further out, billions of other galaxies, each with their own unique features, whirl around in outer space. When the Sun begins to peek above the horizon, illuminating the world and spreading its warmth, you awake to a new day. Simultaneously, the wonders of the universe continue on their miraculous way.

This book is ideal for children ages five to nine who yearn to learn about the cyclical patterns of the Earth and its place in the universe as well as the galaxies that lie beyond it. The brevity of the text makes it a perfect bedtime pick or a special treat for a quick read. The author masterfully incorporates alliteration, personification, and other rich literary features.

Early elementary school teachers will find this a useful tool for teaching figurative language. Their students will be awed by the gorgeous, detailed illustrations that gloss across the pages in beautiful spreads. They’ll remember this book with fondness.


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Author Suzanne Slade
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Publish Date 15-Aug-2021
ISBN 9781534111080
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Issue November 2021
Category Children's
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