Monday, May 2, 2011

Book Review- The Klutz Guide To The Galaxy

By Pat Murphy and the Scientists of Klutz Labs

Published by Scholastic

Released on February 2011

Source- Book for review from Klutz/Big Hancho

Ages- 8 & up

5 stars- Highly Recommend It

Isn’t it time you discovered your place in the galaxy?

Explore the universe without leaving the comfort of your backyard. When the scientists at Klutz Labs tackle outer space, we not only ask questions like “Where’s the Big Dipper” but also “If I lived on planet Mercury, am I already old enough to drive?” Use the included telescope, red light for night use, sundial, and astrolab to start exploring our great galaxy.

I'm a huge fan of going outside during any time of year and stargazing. It's something I grew up doing and it's something I love doing with my kids. Now I can turn stargazing into some fun and educational with my kids with The Klutz Guide To The Galaxy.

Some of my favorite features from the book are learning about the stars, the constellations, mapping the stars and finding out how old you'd be on each planet. With the books Galactic Passport, it allows young space fans to track the phases of the moon, document which planets they saw and when and mark when they saw the constellations. This is something kids of all ages can do and something I've enjoyed doing with my young kids.

This isn't just a fun scientific book, but also a hands on fun way for kids and adults to learn more about the universe. From making a sundial and learning how to use to to making a telescope, learning about the moon, the planets and stars, The Klutz Guide to the Galaxy will be make summer vacation that much more fun. I highly recommend picking up this book!

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You can view what the pages look like here and here.


Thank you to Klutz, we are giving 2 copies of this awesome book!!! This is open to followers in the US and Canada. To enter, please fill out this form below:

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