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They twinkle in the night sky, but what exactly are stars? Which one’s the nearest? Can humans visit a star? Curious little children can lift over 30 flaps to find the answers to these questions and many more in this delightful introduction to stars and the night sky, with simple explanations and gorgeous illustrations on every page.

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Book information

Key Stage
ISBN: 9781474924252
Extent: 12 pages
Dimensions: 190 x 160mm
Marta Alvarez Miguens

Author information

Katie Daynes

Katie Daynes has written oodles of books for Usborne, from lifting the flaps on germs and poo, through things to spot in the sea and at school, to the life stories of Nelson Mandela and Marie Antoinette. She wrote My First Chess Book after being taught by her son, Joe Birks, who became the British Under 9 Chess Champion in 2017. She now lives in Yorkshire with her architect husband, two inquisitive children and a hamster called Toffee. When she’s not writing books, Katie likes walking on the blustery moors, meeting friends for coffee and playing competitive board games.

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“What Are Stars?”
You can never go wrong with an Usborne book. They are sturdy and made to last. The illustrations are beautiful and kept my two yr old niece interested. My five yr old nephew enjoyed the book as it had explained questions himself might of had. Both enjoyed the flaps on each page which added to the fun. Beautiful little book.
“What Are Stars?”
My son loves stars and this was perfect for him, Usborne did it again! A very well-thought-out book, nice lift the flaps and they don't even notice they are learning: they are having fun. The kids have so many questions and this book answers many of these questions in an interesting way, so that even small kids can understand. I also learned something new with this book The only thing that I think was still confusing for my son was the names given to constellations, he didn't really think they matched so well, but that's just how it is really, at least they've shown they're named and he'll probably look into the sky (on a clean night...) differently now.
“What Are Stars?”
This beautiful book really captivated my young children. The subject matter is quite a tricky one for parents to explain simply but the lift the flap style does it perfectly. If your child is a budding astronomer or is keen to know more about the night sky, this is a perfect first read.
“What Are Stars?”
Children with a thirst for knowledge will absolutely love this book- full of informative facts (I even learnt a bit) without being too heavy, great illustrations and an element of fun with lifting the flaps which come in a range of ideas and designs.
“What Are Stars?”
Brilliant book! We are huge fans of the Usborne range of flap fact books. This one taught me a few new facts about stars too. Both kids loved lifting the flaps to find out the answers to the questions asked. Lovely addition to our learning book section
“What Are Stars?”
This is a fun, interactive, flap-tastic book that my eldest daughter couldn't wait to read. True to Usborne, it's filled with facts and brilliant illustrations all about Stars. My daughter is 3 and the language used through out the book was age appropriate and very informative. She absolutely loves these book which are child non fiction friendly. A big thumbs up from us.
“What Are Stars?”
What a great book really enjoyed reading it to my twins they loved the characters are great we loved everything about the book and will be reading it again