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Starry skies
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A cutout star and simple white outlines of glossy black constellations connected by bright yellow stars on the cover will attract the youngest readers to this astronomy book. The pages invite them to observe other kids or animals as they invent stories about the constellations they see. Benjamin bravely battles the fierce dragon constellation Draco. Sophia and her mother walk a forest path and observe the bear constellations Ursa Major and little Ursa Minor. Mermaid Emma makes a friend in constellation Delphius, a jumping dolphin. Examples of constellations found in the spring-summer and autumn-winter skies are shown, like Hercules (spring-summer) and Cetus the Whale (autumn-winter), though the Big Dipper and the Summer Triangle pictured aren't constellations as indicated, but asterisms. Constellations are inconsistently identified by either their Latin or English names. The book's usefulness is dimmed by the fact that it lacks helpful explanations about what the constellations mean or stargazing maps to help children further explore the night sky, but its design and inventiveness will make it appealing for browsers.--Rawlins, Sharon Copyright 2018 Booklist
Horn Book Review
Young children are introduced to Draco, the Big Dipper, and some less-familiar constellations in this sturdy heavyweight-page book. Very simple text describes an array of children and pets imagining themselves as constellations (e.g., kitten Luna "practices her roar" beneath Leo). Yellow stars and white lines (filled in with glossy black) are used to depict each constellation on the matte black backgrounds. (c) Copyright 2019. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Kirkus Review
Young earthlings turn starry skies into playscapes in this first look at constellations.On a page first glimpsed through a big die-cut hole in the front cover, Chagollan promises that stars "tell a thousand stories." She goes on to describe brief scenarios in which residents of Earth interact with 15 Northern Hemisphere constellations. These range from Benjamin's battle with a fierce dragon beneath Draco to a trio of unnamed ducklings who use the Swan to "find their way home." Six further starry clusters bearing only labels are crowded into the final spread. In illustrations composed of thin white lines on matte black backgrounds (the characters formed by the stars are glossy), Aye colors significant stars yellow, connects them with dots, and encloses them in outlines of mythological figures that are as simply drawn as the animals and humans (and mermaid) below. As a practical introduction, this has little to offer budding sky watchers beyond a limited set of constellationstwo, the Big Dipper and the Summer Triangle, are not official constellations at all but classified as asterismsthat are inconsistently labeled in Latin or English or both. Despite a closing invitation to go out and "find these stars in the sky," the book provides no sky maps or verbal guidelines that would make that actually possible. A promising approachbut too underpowered to reach orbital velocity. (Informational picture book. 4-6) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.
Every night, the sky is filled with stars that tell a thousand tales. Brave warriors, regal queens, fierce beasts--they all parade across the starry skies each night. In Starry Skies , you'll discover some of the most famous constellations and learn how to find them in the night sky.

With brilliant illustrations by Nila Aye, you will see the shapes of each constellation, and imagine what they might look like when you look up into the dark sky above. This introduction to astronomy is all you need to start learning about stars, so get ready, star hunters, and look to the skies!
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