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Dogs in Space

by Nancy Coffelt

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This book is a great way to introduce some parts of the solar system in a fun and creative way, besides who doesn't love dogs! This book has fun and unique illustrations that would fer any student excited about learning about the solar system.
  lilykanefield | Dec 6, 2016 |
This book is a good example of Science fiction, but is somewhat outdated. I would not use this in my classroom, because pluto is no longer a planet, and some of the facts used were incorrect. The setting is in space, and the dogs fly around trying to find people to play with on the different planets, but return to earth after finding no one. The setting looks great and would get students interested in planets
  scadd07 | Nov 20, 2010 |
I read this book with a 4th grader with below average reading skills and she seemed entertained by it. It' about a bunch of dogs that are traveling around in space from planet to planet. I thought it was good because it does teach a little bit about the planets and the climates. The illustrations are pretty funny - dogs running around in space with bubbles over their heads. I forgot to look at the illustration technique, but it was cute because they were kid like drawings. ( )
  ericarhenry | Dec 7, 2008 |
This is the best science fiction book I could find. It could also be classified as fantasy because it personifies dogs, but I will use it as science fiction. Science fiction usually is fantasy, but emphasizes science like space or gravity, etc. So in that sense this book is a good example of science fiction. It talks about the planets and the dogs visiting each one.
The plot, is, unfortunately, not very engaging. It is repetitive, so primary students would probably be able to read it and be engaged, but there is very little plot. I would say it is just under-developed and is slightly slow. There are no big changes or adventures to keep the reader guessing or engaged.
Age Appropriateness: Primary
Media: Oil Pastels
  tshrum06 | Nov 26, 2008 |
This story contains a lot of technology with the group of dogs traveling into space. This makes this book a good example of science fiction. The plot in this story is very weak and uneventful. This makes the book boring and not very engaging. ( )
  sharmon05 | Oct 13, 2007 |
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Whether playing hide-and-seek among Saturn’s moons, flying kites on windy Jupiter, or spinning sideways on Uranus, these dogs know how to have fun. Along the way the dogs and the reader learn basic facts about the planets and how to identify each one. A detailed glossary is included. “An exciting visual journey.”--School Library Journal

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Dogs in space visit each of the planets in the solar system, finding no one at home anywhere, and return to Earth.

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