Florian, Douglas. Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars. Harcourt Books: Orlando, Florida, 2007. ISBN 9780152053727
This adorable book contains pomes about space. Universe, Space, the solar system, planets, and so much more.
This book is very fun, even for adults. This book would be great to pair with any space unit. I like this book a lot because it talks about more than planets. It includes black holes, constellations, the universe in general. The poems are fun. I really love that it’s educational. It teaches you about all things space related in short poems that flow well. Reading it out loud is fun. The poems are very rhythmic. The only thing I would say is that some don’t really follow any kind of pattern (AABB or ABBA). Otherwise, this book was great and could be used for any poetry or space uint.
The Universe (found on page 8)
The universe is every place
Including all the e m p t y space.
It’s every star and galaxy,
All objects of astronomy,
(Each cat and dog and bumblebee),
All persons throughout history-
I chose this one because I like how it explains the universe. We think of the Universe as something so vast and so big and so important, and it really is. It’s bigger than we can imagine. There are so many secrets not yet revealed to us. So to point out that we, you, me, are in this universe and a part of it and an important part at that is very important for kids to understand. This would obviously be great for an astronomy/space unit. I’d probably read this for a story time.