The Big Dipper

Book cover: 'The Big Dipper'
Author(s): 
Franklyn M. Branley
Copyright: 
1991
Publisher: 
Harper Collins
Series: 
Let's Read and Find Out Science
Binding: 
Softcover
Number of pages: 
32 pages
Subject(s): 
Grade / Age level: 
Review: 

A very simple science book for children with cartoon-like pictures (nice cartoon, not cheezy-cartoon) that introduces some basic concepts about the stars. The very simple story line discusses looking at the night sky, that you see different stars in the summer and winter, where the big dipper got it's name, the names of the stars that make up the big dipper, how people can find direction from the North Star and the traditional constellation Ursa Major that the Big Dipper belongs to. The language is very simple, but not at all dumbed down - especially appropriate for preschool.

Additional notes: 

Copyrights 1962/1991

Review Date: 
1-29-01
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