Your Place in the Universe

Your Place in the Universe

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Your Place in the Universe introduces readers to the mind-boggling scale of the known Universe.

Most eight-year-olds are about five times as tall as this book... but only half as tall as an ostrich, which is half as tall as a giraffe... twenty times smaller than a California Redwood! How do they compare to the tallest buildings? To Mt. Everest? To stars, galaxy clusters, and . . . the universe?

Title:Your Place in the Universe
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780823446230
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    Your Place in the Universe Reviews

  • Abigail

    The wonderfully talented picture-book author and artist Jason Chin, who was awarded a Caldecott Honor for his Grand Canyon , examines comparative size and distance, and the human place in the unive...

  • Tatiana

    Love a picture book that can teach me something new. ...

  • Linda

    From page to page in an enticing way, Jason Chin takes us all on a journey to help everyone understand our place in the universe. He makes it an easy journey, starting with those four kids on the cov...

  • Emily N

    Jason Chin has done it again with this whimsical yet informational children's book. "Your Place in the Universe" is about four children, all of different gender identities and races, who are looking o...

  • Aaron

    Jason Chin tackles a pretty challenging topic here. Trying to show children their size relative to something as massive as the universe or even a galaxy. The pictures do a great job of accomplishing t...

  • Abby Johnson

    Ever feel small? Read this book and you will definitely start to feel just how big our galaxy is and how small we are in it. From the average height of an 8-year-old, which is a lot smaller than an os...

  • Earl

    Absolutely stunning! Jason Chin scores yet one again with his latest nonfiction picture book as he tackles the scale and scope of things from kids on Earth to the furthest distance we can observe ligh...

  • Jason

    The fact that we can even OBSERVE 13 billion light years away is kinda mind-blowing. That what we can see only represents what we CAN SEE and not necessarily all there is mind shattering. I always lov...

  • Tasha

    Looking at relative size, Chin begins this exploration of how small we actually are in the universe by bringing in 8-year-olds, ostriches and giraffes. Those are soon dwarfed with the tallest trees on...

  • DaNae

    The vastness of space in twelve easy steps. (I really don't know how many steps Chin used). I love books like this and adding one of our most clever illustrator-writers into the mix makes this an esse...