School Library Journal
Rocco's gentle caricatures and visual gags further brighten this wry follow-up to the author's Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs! (Dutton, 2005). Showing how widely held preconceptions about nature are slowly, stumblingly tested by scientific study, Kudlinski traces our view of the universe from flat earth to the reclassification of Pluto as a dwarf planet.Effectively giving readers the big picture first, she places most of the significant specific terms and names in a time line at the end, and in the main narrative focuses on concepts: "A new idea came to an astronomer. He said that the sun was in the center of the [solar] system, not the Earth. That would mean that we were not so important. He had no proof, so most people just laughed...." Though itself a little "wrong" as Pluto and its more distant mates have very recently been RE-reclassified as "Plutoids," this breezy account will be as equally effective in demonstrating how science works as it will be in bringing young readers up to speed on the structure of this and other solar systems.-John Peters, New York Public Library
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Praise for Boy, Were We Wrong about the Solar System!
* "Rocco's illustrations grow more colorful and realistic as the story moves into the modern age, matching the text's smooth flow and sense of progress. A super introduction not only to the solar system, but to the scientific method in action."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
"This breezy account will be as equally effective in demonstrating how science works as it will be in bringing young readers up to speed on the structure of this and other solar systems."—School Library Journal
"A brisk, cheerful introduction to the mixed-up history of cosmology."—Booklist
Praise for Boy, Were We Wrong About Dinosaurs!
• "Intelligently designed and imaginatively conceived, the artwork makes the text more understandable and the whole book more beautiful."—Booklist, starred review
"This book is simple, attractive, and informative, and a take-off point for a discussion on the scientific method."—School Library Journal
Praise for Boy, Were We Wrong About the Weather!
“A valuable resource for report writing and pleasure reading alike.”—School Library Journal
Praise for Boy, Were We Wrong About the Human Body!
“This clever entry is just as amusing and informative as the rest."—Kirkus Reviews