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Outer Space Bedtime Race
By Rob Sanders
Illustrated by Brian Won
Random House Books for Young Readers
Aliens from every planet rocket through their silly bedtime routines--they sink into steamy crater bubble baths and shimmy into deep-sleep suits, just like you (almost)!
Brian Won's glowing graphic art pops off the page, and Rob Sanders' goofy rhymes will have kids racing to snuggle under the covers and blastoff to dreamland.
Visit the Kids Page HERE to find these activities:
OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD OUTER SPACE SNACKS
FINGER PLAYS, SONGS, AND POEMS
GALACTIC WORD SEARCH
PLANET CONCENTRATION—BASIC VERSION
PLANET CONCENTRATION—CHALLENGE VERSION
While children race to bed each night on Earth in familiar ways, aliens have their own rituals for falling asleep. In Outer Space Bedtime Race, readers are introduced to concepts about the solar system through a rhyming portrayal of bedtime across the galaxy. The text is a healthy mix of information and downright silliness: “The Mercury kids land rocket ships, then hurry to their nightly dips. They glide along on rocky paths to steamy crater bubble baths.” The trip through outer space is fancifully depicted by Won with stellar graphic art. The illustrations capture details of each planet including rings, moons, and even volcanoes. VERDICT Paired with the factoid sheet at the end of the book, this funny bedtime story will be a great companion to nonfiction books about outer space.—School Library Journal, February 2015
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