Monday, May 16, 2011

Non-Fiction Monday: Meet the Planets

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
32 pages
Picture Book
Sylvan Dell
March 2011
Review copy provided by publisher

1 comment:

Three Turtles and Their Pet Librarian said...

Oh, wish I had this right now, C. is studying planets this week. Making an order card!