There's No Place Like Space: All about Our Solar System (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)

by Tish Rabe (Author) Aristides Ruiz (Illustrator)

The Cat in the Hat takes readers on an out of this world reading adventure through outer space! The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library is a nonfiction picture book series that introduces beginning readers ages 5-8 to important basic concepts. Learn about the solar system, planets, the constellations, and astronauts, and explore the wonders of space with the help of everyone' favorite Cat in the Hat! Perfect for aspiring astraunauts, or any kid who loves learning and science. The universe is a mysterious place. We are only just learning what happens in space. Featuring beloved characters from Dr. Seuss's The Cat in the Hat, the Learning Library are unjacketed hardcover picture books that explore a range of nonfiction topics about the world we live in and include an index, glossary, and suggestions for further reading.

"Pretty much all the stuff you need to know is in Dr. Seuss." -President Barack Obama


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School Library Journal

K-Gr 3-Fans of Dr. Seuss's favorite feline will enjoy learning through rhymed couplets and cartoonlike illustrations similar to the originals. Each book combines basic facts with interesting trivia to introduce readers to topics that are sure to be of interest. From Bugs: "Here is a riddle/I learned from my mother./How's a skunk and a ladybug/like one another?/When danger is near,/it is easy to tell-/they suddenly give off/a terrible smell!" While the grammar is off, Seussian rhyme is rarely totally correct ("thunk"). In Space, readers learn, "On Venus the weather/is always the same-/hot, dry, and windy,/with no chance of rain." The familiar format and entertaining text are sure to appeal to beginning readers.-Maura Bresnahan, Shawsheen School, Andover, MA Copyright 2000 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

Review quotes

"There is a big gap between 'concept' books written for preschoolers and nonfiction that requires fluent reading skills. The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library books introduce beginning readers to important basic concepts about the natural world. They provide the critical foundations upon which complex facts and ideas can eventually be build. In addition, The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library shows young readers that books can be entertaining and educational at the same time. This is a wonderful series!" — Barbara Kiefer, Associate Professor of Reading and Literature at Teachers College, Columbia University
Tish Rabe
TISH RABE is the author of over 160 books for children--including 17 books in the Cat in the Hat's Learning Library series--among them There's No Place Like Space!, If I Ran the Rainforest, and Oh, the Things You Can Do That Are Good for You! To learn more about her, visit tishrabe.com.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780679891154
Lexile Measure
520L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication date
October 19, 1999
Series
Cat in the Hat's Learning Library
BISAC categories
JNF051010 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Technology | Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
JNF045000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Readers | Beginner
Library of Congress categories
Juvenile literature
Astronomy

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