I received the book featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are my own.
We have all sorts of educational fun in our house and I LOVE building activity and lessons off of neat books for my kids to read. To Burp or Not to Burp, written by Dr. Dave Williams and Loredana Cunti, is grossly informative and fun for my boys – ages 7 and 9. Dr. Dave was on two flights on the Space Shuttle and performed three spacewalks on the International Space Station. He also lived and worked in the world’s only underwater ocean laboratory (to become Canada’s first dual astronaut and aquanaut). AND at the bottom of this post we’ve got TWO copies of this book signed by Dr. Dave himself to give away!
If you didn’t figure it out from the title this photo says it all! My kids think this book is HILARIOUS and not only that it answers all those crazy questions your kids (and you!) might have about being in space! It’s SO highly informative and as I read through the book I found myself wondering about many of the facts that were covered – and read many facts I had never even thought of!
Don’t think this book is just for boys – because it’s not! It teaches kids (and adults) those little known facts you had never thought about living in space and how astronauts overcome these changes. Here are just a FEW of the many questions answered in this book:
How do astronauts use the bathroom?
What happens when they pick their noses?
What kind of underwear do they wear?
Why is burping in space dangerous?
How do they get water?
The illustrations are fantastic and really give you a visual of the unusual and sometimes silly facts about living in space. Although the book is great for any age it’s geared for children ages 7-10. In addition to the “gross” facts Dr. Dave also explains the science behind the strange physical phenomena astronauts experience, such as floating in midair, getting taller, and losing bone density. The book is written in simplified language that’s age appropriate and even has additional reading suggestions. It’s a pretty cool inside look into a career many kids want to be when they grow up!
Books make great gifts for the holidays, incentive prizes, tooth fairy rewards, and stocking stuffers! Make sure to include To Burp or Not to Burp in your gifts this year!
Astronaut Prize Pack Giveaway
TWO winners will each receive a SIGNED copy of the book by former NASA Astronaut Dr. Dave Williams AND some astronaut ice cream! (Prizes will ship separately as I am providing the astronaut ice cream and the company is providing the signed book!) Open to US & Canada Residents only. (Canadian winners will receive $5 via Paypal instead of the astronaut ice cream.) Giveaway ends at midnight PST on Sunday Nov 27, 2016. Winner will have 48 hours to reply with shipping address. TO ENTER leave a comment below letting me know who you would love to win this astronaut prize pack for!
Congratulations to Kathy & Courtney for winning this giveaway!
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