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Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust (original 2005; edition 2005)

by April Pulley Sayre, Ann Jonas (Illustrator)

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Title:Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust
Authors:April Pulley Sayre
Other authors:Ann Jonas (Illustrator)
Info:Greenwillow Books (2005), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 32 pages
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Stars Beneath Your Bed: The Surprising Story of Dust by April Pulley Sayre (2005)

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The main idea of this story is to discuss the topic of dust. Dust comes from humans and dirt, which allows to paint the sky like fire by scattering light. Dust is made everywhere, everyday, whether it is a flower dropping pollen, a dog shaking dirt off from its fur, or a butterfly fluttering and its scales fall off its wings. Dust is the little bit of things and bits of unexpected things, such as dirt from a volcano eruption. You and I make dust, and it is made in nature. Wind picks up dirt floating, swirling, sprinkling, and spreading dust everywhere. ( )
  CarlyOHaro | Mar 1, 2017 |
I loved this book -- science and poetry together. To me, it seemed perfect for my kids, and I would have given it 5 stars no problem, but I made the mistake of mentioning that I loved it to my 4 year old. He DID NOT love it. "There were no stars!" he objected. He wanted it to be much more dramatic. But I thought it was great, so maybe this is just a kids' book that's really for the parents. ( )
  Amelia_Smith | Aug 28, 2016 |
This book explains how dust comes from everything. I think this can be a good introduction to science in general to show the students that everything you do leaves a piece of you behind. ( )
  cbuquet5 | Apr 18, 2016 |
I really enjoyed reading this book because it brought up things I never thought about before. Thinking about how many things are dust that is floating around you is crazy. One thing I really liked is that the book showed sand in the desert and how that is floating around you creating dust. Another thing that I liked about this book was they showed the dust floating through the air in the images so that way you could actually see it. The main idea of this book was to show you more things create the dust around you more than you think. ( )
  escalc1 | Mar 23, 2016 |
What a wonderful read aloud to spark a conversation about something we might not think to discuss--dust. What is dust? Where does it come from? Why do we have it? Where does it go? Theses questions are answered in this beautifully illustrated book. Not only would this book serve as a wonderful launch to a discussion on dust, it would also serve as a backdrop for a lesson on water colors. The author masterfully mixes toast, volcanos, eyelashes, snake scales and crumbling leaves in one sentence about dust in this informative book about the origins of dust.
  aliceanne | Feb 21, 2016 |
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For Donnie and Andrea Rogers, friend who have blessed our lives. – A.P.S.
For Jack and Gus – A.J.
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At sunrise, the sun, low in the sky, peeks through dusty air.
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Dust is made everywhere, every day. A flower drops pollen. A dog shakes dirt from its fur. A butterfly flutters, and scales fall off its wings.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0060571888, Hardcover)

What is dust?
More than you think.

What can it do?
You will be surprised.

Dust may seem small,
dark, dirty, and dull.
But it's the secret
behind one of the
largest, most colorful
sights on earth.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:35 -0400)

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Explains the origins of dust, what dust is, and how dust shows up in the world.

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