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Older Than the Stars: 10/12/11
Older Than the Stars by Karen C. Fox and illustrated by Nancy Davis and illustrated by Nancy Davis uses the cumulative rhyming to teach children about the Big Bang Theory. I read it as part of my astronomy themed grad school project. It was the only Big Bang book I found for the 5 to 8 year old range.
The text is in two parts: a "House that Jack Built" style rhyme written into the illustrations and a block of typed text that elaborates on the introduced concepts. Children will learn about the universe, how stars and planets are formed and some basic theories behind chemistry.
The wild illustrations could serve as a inspiration for a science related art project. Children could paint stars or other elements from nature and make their own rhymes.
I read this book originally for my astronomy project in the materials for children ages 5 to 8 class.