To find a book on the solar system, for kids, that isn't dry and boring seems to be a tough task! Meet the Planets is funny and original, while teaching kids all about the planets. Short and simple, yet filled with facts, I was really impressed with the whole package and I think teachers/librarians will be too.
Presented as a story in which the planets are each entered into the "Favorite Planet" Competition, with Pluto as the emcee. As each planet is introduced, the reader is given facts in a laugh-out-loud manner that will even have adults chuckling! The illustrations are also pretty funny and definitely lend an appeal factor to a book about the solar system.
I LOVE the activities provided in the back of the book, giving even more information on the planets, and making this a great classroom book. Lots of fun!
Meet the Planets
John McGranaghan and Laurie Allen Klein
Review copy provided by publisher