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Twinkle, Twinkle, Daytime Star

Traditionally published by Science, Naturally! (February 2023)

A science lesson wrapped in a familiar rhyme, Twinkle, Twinkle Daytime Star introduces children to the many ways the Sun affects our world, from small things we experience every day on planet Earth, to the way our entire solar system functions.

Readers discover how this one special star affects Earth's orbit and rotation, day and night, the changing seasons, the length of a year, the lives of plants and animals, as well as the production of energy and radiation, light and shadows, and even vitamins. 

Age Range: 2-7 

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"Written in bouncing rhyming couplets that are easy to digest, the deceptively simple text presents essential scientific facts... seamlessly interwoven with everyday experiences... This colorful board book that introduces the youngest children to the role of earth's most important star, the sun, is highly recommended for early nonfiction or board book collections."

—School Library Journal


"There's so much to love about this book. First off the children depicted in the book are diverse and easy to identify by young readers who focus on the pictures. The art is bright, clear and full of little fun details....The way it introduces science topics like the solar system, seasons and earth's orbit are subtle. It's such a great starting point for a science lesson. I recommend this book for early childhood classrooms and any adult who wants to a great gift. Honestly even adults would enjoy it as I read it at least 3 times before having to put it down. A joyful, educational book to treasure!"

—Amazon Reviewer


"Elizabeth Everett has taken an old and beloved nursery rhyme and changed it into a scientific observation with Twinkle, Twinkle, Daytime Star. Verses flow, pointing out what adults take for granted but are new and engaging to young readers. It's difficult to believe all this is accomplished in so few words. This book offers all kinds of great interesting conversation starters."

—Reader's Favorite Review


"This book was skillfully created... It is an amazing science book for very young kids. It discusses the sun and the reason for seasons in very clear and poetic terms. Great book!"