Source: From Sourcebooks in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky
Publication Date: September 4, 2018
Do you know why stars twinkle? It's time to find out!
Written to the classic melody of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" by an expert in astrophysics, this book is the perfect introduction to the real science behind the magic of stars. Discover how stars are created, what they're made of, and even what makes them look like they're twinkling.
Stars are not only great for wishing upon, but they are also spectacular examples of scientific magic. From atmospheric turbulence to fusing atoms, these delightful (more accurate!) lyrics will become your new favorite version of this classic tune. Instead of wondering what stars are, you will know for sure!
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
I know exactly what you are
Opaque ball of hot dense gas,
million times our planet's mass,
looking small because you're far,
I know exactly what you are.
A delightful book for all ages! Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is set to the classic tune but has wonderfully detailed information about what stars are and how the universe works.
The first two-thirds of the book are the new lyrics while the last third is informational. The last section is where things get technical and even adults will learn something by sharing this book with their little ones. It also allows the book to be kept in the household for a while - once your child is past the rhyming lyrical side of it, there is even more to learn when they get a bit older. The book is put at ages 4 and up, and while the younger part was great, I am in my thirties and learned a lot from the last part.
However if you are buying this for a kiddo - the redone lyrics of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star are really well done and there is a lot of information there too. The song lyrics are also surrounded by wonderful images of the universe, stars and planets that are full-page spreads that really capture how large things really are.
This book was non-fiction set in a fun way for all ages.