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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4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog on Facebook.

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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.


  1. We spend a lot of time outdoors in nature. He loves exploring everything. Now he could set his sights even higher.

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  3. My son would love this book. We saw a night time space shuttle launch in 2008 and he loves going to the monthly program at our public school’s planeterium.

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  5. Shannon Baas says:

    They like learning about stars.

  6. susanlanai says:

    My little one is fascinated by the sky and would love to learn more about it with this book.

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  10. my son would love this, he and his papa (my father) will pull out my dads huge telescopes and spend hours looking at the stars and the moon. It is the highlight of my sons trip to see his pappa. My daughter enjoys it too but not as much as my son.


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  13. She would love that you can build your own telescope and it works.

  14. Anne Loyd says:

    My daughter would love a Klutz book because she is creative and loves new projects and learning activities.

  15. Anna C. says:

    We used to have a cabin without ammenties and would camp and look at the stars. We sold it last year to help keep Mom home! My husband and daughter still find every opportunity to look at the night sky! They would love this book.

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  20. Billie Bernal says:

    My sons would love this book because they’d learn alot about the galaxy and have fun doing it. (chucosbabygirl(at)yahoo(dot)com)

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  24. My nephew would love the a night-sight flashlight in the guide to the galaxy. He loves to go on night walks so the flash light would be great for him and we could start learning about the stars (together).

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  27. I would like to give this book to the two children who live across the street from me. Their mom is a teacher. She would love to read and it with them, and learn.

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  34. my son wants to be an astronaut so he loves anything about space

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  44. Patti Hess says:

    My child would love this because she loves telling me things I didn’t know about lol and that’s a lot rofl

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  47. My granddaughter would like this because she’s interested in science.

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  51. Rose-Marie says:

    My boys are both into space exploration and would love this and benefit from it greatly!

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  53. Twila Keenan says:

    My grandson would love this. He is so interested in the moon and the stars and is always asking questions….and we usually don’t know the answer lol This would be great!

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    My nieces love astronomy!

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  60. Klutz always has great ways of teaching things. They taught me to juggle and yoyo and do magic when I was a kid, I think they’re only natural to expect to teach cool stuff like space to kids too.

  61. My child would love this because we love science. We have other klutz books and they’re great. Thanks!

  62. My child would love this because she is just simply crazy about science – there is just nothing that my daughter loves more – she would get allot of use from this book for sure.

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  64. my solar system obsessed son would LOVE this book!

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  68. My son would love this book because he likes anything science-related.

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  71. 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

  72. 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

  73. Donna K says:

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  77. My 10 year old is obsessed with astronomy 🙂

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