Where does the word "planet" come from? How long is a year on Mercury? What is the temperature on Venus? Is Pluto really a planet? This new Level 2 All Aboard Reading book will answer these questions and more about the solar system. The information is completely up to date and accurate-a perfect introduction for young skywatchers.
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Gr. 1-3. This All Aboard Reading title offers basic information on the solar system, including some mention of historical beliefs about the planets. Although the sentence length and vocabulary are suitable for beginning readers, the content in a few places may exceed some youngsters' abilities, as with this math problem: "On Mercury, a year is only eighty-eight days long. How old are you in Mercury years?" But the title also makes most concepts easy to grasp through kid-friendly examples ("If Earth were the size of a pea, Jupiter would be the size of an orange"), aided by an attractive page design and Ortakales' cut-paper collages, which are reminiscent of David Wisnewski's work. Satisfying nonfiction for beginning readers. Gillian Engberg
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Book Description Grosset & Dunlap. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0448424169 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1099136