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What you will—and won't—find in this book.
Learn about life on the space station while learning the alphabet.
Space and science are fun and interesting. Astronauts work hard and enjoy their life on the space station.
Positive Role Models
Astronauts are enthusiastic and friendly in pictures showing fun aspects of their jobs.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Astronauts Zoom!: An Astronaut Alphabet, by renowned science writer Deborah Lee Rose, is a fun, engaging look at astronauts' life on the international space station. Each bright, engaging picture of the astronauts and their activities in space is on page for a letter of the alphabet. It's a great read-aloud book for space enthusiasts and anyone who wants to see how people sleep, eat, exercise, and work in the microgravity of a tiny space outpost. The end of the book has extra details about each letter's activity, plus how astronauts prepare for life in space, vocabulary, and other resources.
Is It Any Good?
The detailed pictures of real life on the international space station are an immediate draw for young readers just learning about the letters but already fascinated by space. Astronauts Zoom!: An Astronaut Alphabet is a delightful book from renowned science author Deborah Lee Rose, with plenty of details about everyday life that are so much more exciting because they're happening in space. Washing hair and making pizza are the kind of activities that kids can relate to, and many have dreamed about what it would be like to look at Earth from far away.
At the end of the book, the detailed explanation of each letter's activity lets budding space travelers learn more about what interests them, and the list of astronauts featured in the book goes far beyond the famous names and faces we're used to seeing.
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