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Stars! Stars! Stars!-Nancy Elizabeth Wallace

  • Title: Stars! Stars! Stars!
  • Author: Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
  • Released: 2009-09-20
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  • Pages: 40
  • ISBN: 0761456120
  • ISBN13: 978-0761456124
  • ASIN: 0761456120

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From School Library Journal Kindergarten-Grade 1—Wallace follows the same formula of combining factual information with kid-friendly artwork and upbeat dialogue that she used in Rocks! Rocks! Rocks! (2009) and Shells! Shells! Shells! (2007, both Marshall Cavendish), but without the same success. In this selection, Minna and her friends visit a space exhibit at a local children's museum to learn about stars. The book suffers from an identity crisis because the text is rather advanced for the young audience for whom the adorable cut-paper bunnies and backgrounds will hold appeal. The discussion of what a star is is particularly confusing. Also, the dialogue is somewhat forced, and the humor often falls flat. Furthermore, Wallace seems to stretch to create enough related projects. Stars! does contain some digestible factoids and neat pictures of space for the younger set. However, the conflicted and therefore confusing packaging of a challenging text and simplistic illustrations makes it an additional purchase.—Alyson Low, Fayetteville Public Library, AR END

About the Author Nancy Elizabeth Wallace uses cut paper, scissors, and a glue stick to prepare her three-dimensional colorful artwork. Nancy is the author of a number of picture books, including Seeds! Seeds! Seeds!, Recycle Every Day!, Pumpkin Day!, The Valentine Express, and Alphabet House. She lives in Branford, Connecticut with her husband, Peter.
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