Childrens Gail Gibbons The Planets

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The Planets

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9780823410408: The Planets

Discusses the movements, location, and characteristics of the nine known planets of our solar system.

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About the Author:

Gail Gibbons has published close to fifty distinguished nonfiction titles with Holiday House. According to "'The Washington Post"', "'Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator."' She lives in Vermont. Her website is www.gailgibbons.com

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Kindergarten-Grade 2-Gibbons uses brief declarative sentences to describe the sun and each planet of the solar system in succession, introducing concepts such as a day, a year, orbit, and rotation. Her paintings sometimes tread the edge of oversimplicity; in a demonstration of day and night, there is almost no contrast between the planet's light and dark sides, and though she mentions in the text that Pluto is currently closer to the sun than Neptune, their orbits do not cross in the illustrations. Still, the bright colors, simplified shapes, and spacious, uncomplicated page design make this an inviting gateway to the subject. The book closes with an introduction to astronomy, creating a natural transition to the author's Stargazers (Holiday, 1992).
John Peters, New York Public Library
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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