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Sunday Snippet: Silent Stars Speak – A GiveAway.

February 8th, 2012 · 30 Comments

We have another fun GiveAway for you this week, gather up your thinking caps because you are going to need them!!! DayOne Publications have brought out another fabulous activity book:

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This is a book that provides a whole heap of information about the Universe without pages and pages of notes… Oh no, this book is cleverer than that!!! It is packed with quizzes and little facts and puzzles and mindbenders. As you play your way through the book you cannot help but learn about the universe and all that is in it!!! There is a chapter on planets, constellations, comets and what about the Christmas Star – was it really a star or not. And so much more. It really makes an interesting read!!!

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There are a few strategically placed information blocks but most of the information is cleverly presented for you to discover…
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At first glance it is all black and white, no snappy color… but then you discover the reader provides the color!!! There are coloring instructions and places to draw through out the book and a double page of colorful stickers in the center.

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This book is not a trivial book and my pre-schoolers would find it too difficult without help, but my beginner readers in Grade 1 and 2 would so love it, so much so that I didn’t leave it lying around. The book requires quite a bit of searching through the Bible for verses to discover the answers and would make a great Bible Study book for these guys, and once they had finished filling it in they would have a fabulous reference book. My older students vanished and read it from cover to cover as well and I think given the chance they would have filled it in themselves!!!

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I thought I would ask you Se7en + 1 quick questions from the book:

  1. How Fast Does the Earth Spin Each Hour?
  2. Is a day on Venus shorter or longer than a day on earth?
  3. How long at the most does an eclipse of the sun last?
  4. What is it called when two planets draw so close to each other that they produce one brilliant light?
  5. How long is Haley’s Comet’s vapor trail?
  6. Hale Bopp is a comet that was seen in 1997 and previously 4026 years ago, in the time of which great biblical father?
  7. What is another name for the dog star?
  8. And the se7en + 1th question:

  9. Why can’t we feel the earth spin?

Just thought you might like a morning quiz, no pressure!!! You certainly don’t have to answer to enter… the quiz is just for fun!!! I will pop the answers up with the GiveAway Winner next week… Otherwise this GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of this coming Sunday, 12 February 2012, and we will draw and publish the winners next week! – I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

As usual I have to thank CBD, our GiveAway book suppliers of more great books.

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Our GiveAways are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you! Good luck and get commenting!!!

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30 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Love and Lollipops // Feb 8, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    Not sure if I have to answer the questions to qualify, but I do want to say this book looks very cool. Right up my older son’s alley!
    Love and Lollipops´s last blog post ..The Heart Project

  • 2 jenni // Feb 8, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    the book looks amazing, my sons would love it…

  • 3 Deb // Feb 8, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    wow – looks great. Have a 7 yr old who just got a telescope and is fascinated by all things astronomy!!

  • 4 Lesley // Feb 8, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Mmmm…. seems we need the book to answer all these questions. Thanks seven for another great book. We would love to stand a chance to win.

  • 5 Willemijn // Feb 8, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    Looks like a lovely book for our boys!

  • 6 auntymuffin // Feb 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    looks wonderful!

  • 7 Annette // Feb 8, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Thanks for the chance! My kids would enjoy this.
    Annette´s last blog post ..Do Something You Hate

  • 8 Delene // Feb 8, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Now this looks like a fabulous book. I have two boys mad on Space and the stars.

  • 9 Katherine Aitken // Feb 8, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Great quiz, my boys would love this. Please enter me too.

  • 10 Christine // Feb 8, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    This looks like a great book! I hope we win, but I might have to buy the book myself if we don’t — my boys would LOVE this.
    Christine (Ontario, Canada)

  • 11 Tammy // Feb 8, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    This book look like so much fun!

  • 12 Lillian Marsh // Feb 8, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    My daughter would love it! Count me in! Thanks, Lillian

  • 13 Valerie // Feb 9, 2012 at 1:57 am

    My children would LOVE this!

  • 14 Corli // Feb 9, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Looks awesome!

  • 15 Krista // Feb 9, 2012 at 5:10 am

    I would love to win this!

  • 16 April O. // Feb 9, 2012 at 5:21 am

    Oh, hoping! We are really into stars right now.

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  • 17 Melanie // Feb 9, 2012 at 5:45 am

    What a fabulous book! Even if I don’t win–thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  • 18 Shells // Feb 9, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Looks like a very interesting book!

  • 19 Wendy Meijer // Feb 9, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Wow..what an amazing book…please enter me into the giveaway!
    Wendy Meijer´s last blog post ..Wonderful weekend…

  • 20 Beth Naidoo // Feb 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    what a great way to expand kids interest. Would be a lovely, fun book to win.

  • 21 Keren Meijer // Feb 9, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    I would absolutely love this! I love astronomy

  • 22 Rikki // Feb 9, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    This looks awesome! Every time you post a give away I just head over to Amazon and put it on my wishlist.

  • 23 Stephanie E // Feb 9, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Sign us up, please! This book looks great!

  • 24 Cara // Feb 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Please enter me – my kids would just love to have this book!

  • 25 Elizabeth // Feb 9, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    The book looks fantastic!
    I’d love to win 🙂

  • 26 Julia // Feb 10, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    This book looks wonderful, my son would love to have one like that. Please enter me.

  • 27 Lauren // Feb 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    This looks like a great book to explore! My younger son loves to work through these kinds of books. Thanks!

  • 28 Melanie Grant // Feb 10, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    What a fantastic book for the explorer! Summer nights are perfect for this type of book.
    Melanie Grant´s last blog post ..The Winner of the Ceres Zip Slide Adventures Giveaway

  • 29 Mamalion // Feb 11, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Well, the dog star is Sirius. The rest, not so sure, but I could ask a couple great minds around here…

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