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Can You Get Rainbows in Space?: A Colourful Compendium of Space and Science

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Designed to get young scientists excited about outer space as well as the Earth they live on, this vibrant book packed with exquisite illustrations will draw in readers from as young as 7, but adults alike are sure to find themselves wowed by some fascinating facts. Then the layout of the text is quite original: each chapter covering one of the seven colours of the rainbow.

Keep reading to discover why leaves change colour in the autumn, why your veins look blue but your blood is red, and why the language we use shapes the colours we see . Join our community to get personalised book suggestions, extracts straight to your inbox, 10% off RRPs, and to change children’s lives. Each question is explained clearly, with lots of added information and ‘did you know’ sections to keep the reader engaged. She also dives further into space exploration with her book How to be an Astronaut and Other Space Jobs , with her latest release Can You Get Jellyfish in Space?It was moving to see the author and illustrator are sure to include the importance of rainbows as symbols in our current lives. Both Sheila Kanani and the illustrator Liz Kay are to be congratulated on producing such an absorbing and enjoyable read. You'll discover the answers to these questions - and many more - in this incredible collection of scientific facts about colour.

The content and ambition of the show remains the same: to give every pupil the opportunity to engage with authors and illustrators in their own classroom using the power of the internet.Puffin is always on the look-out for new talent and is committed to giving children access to stories, through innovative formats and partnerships; ensuring that the magic of imagination passes from one generation to the next. Puffin has produced an excellent non-fiction volume which young people will not be able to put down. She continues to identify new ways to make astronomy and physics accessible to underrepresented communities.

Full of entertaining and memorable well – explained facts presented in well designed pages – loads of fun for children who like to know about their world.If you were registered for the newsletter, you will now receive the Puffin Schools newsletter, which is filled with all the latest information about accompanying resources and upcoming shows. Written by author and astronomer, Dr Sheila Kanani, this fascinating book starts by explaining what colour is and how we see it, before taking us on a journey of big colour questions.

Red, for example, explores why blood is red, why Mars is known as the red planet, why flamingos are pink, why some monkeys have red bottoms and why hippo’s sweat is red.And you’ll even be taught by a real astronomer, Dr Sheila Kanani, exactly how to make a rainbow – in space. We celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories, traditions and living cultures; and we pay our respects to Elders past and present. The inclusion of a detailed glossary in the final chapter is helpful for those readers needing clarification of terms used.

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