Klutz Guide to the Galaxy: Review and Giveaway

As a teacher, I am a huge advocate of reading.  My little one has recently become a walking encyclopedia of knowledge and I love it.  Today’s tidbit while on our way to a birthday party was, “Mom, did you know an adult cat has 30 teeth?”  Anyway, I love books that teach interesting facts to kids in plain and simple language that they can understand.  The Klutz Guide to the Galaxy does just that!

I have often counted on Klutz products for birthday party gifts as their products are unique, budget friendly, and spark creativity.  The new Guide to the Galaxy would make a great gift for any budding astronomer you know.  With 6 must-have tools for the backyard, it gets kids DOING science instead of just reading about it.   My kids loved the spiral bound pages so that they could easily lay the book flat to get the specific information they needed.  My son’s favorite tool is the Build-it-yourself  Telescope.  With it, he was able to see the moon and identify some of its landmarks one clear night!  He has an “official” telescope too, and reading more in the Klutz Guide to the Galaxy sparked him to get it out and use it a few other following nights.   The Guide to the Galaxy can help answer simple questions like,  “Where’s the Big Dipper?”  to the unthinkable like, “How likely is it that a meteor will fall from the sky and squash me flat?” and “If I lived on Mercury, am I already old enough to drive?”


One of the best things about Klutz is that they are very generously giving away THREE copies of  The Guide to the Galaxy to three lucky future scientists!   If any of our winners become astronauts one day, I want to hear all about it!

How to enter:

1. Tell me why your child would love this Klutz book!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Klutz (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! No more than 10 tweets a day, please. (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for additional entries.)

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Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on May 15th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to continental U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion of  Jennifer of the Experimental Mommy.  Others may have a different experience with the product.  A product was received to facilitate this review, but all opinions remain 100% honest.


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  2. Debbie Kennedy says:

    My daughters love looking at the sky at night when we’re at camp. They ask about the planets, moon, sun and stars……….wish I had more answers for them

  3. My 11 year old is a science buff and loves studying the planets and galaxies in school and for fun. I know he would just love this

  4. Donna K says:

    It looks interesting. My son would love it.

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    I am a subscriber

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    Fan on facebook.(Donna Kozar)

  7. Donna K says:
  8. My 10 year old is obsessed with astronomy :)

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