Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun

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Our Earth is part of a fascinating planetary family - eight planets and an odd bunch of solar system "cousins" that spin, roll, tilt, blow and whirl around the Sun! Here, to the tune of "Over in the Meadow," young ones can get a glimpse of our remarkable neighborhood, and our place in a very big universe.
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Our Earth is part of a fascinating planetary family - eight planets and an odd bunch of solar system "cousins" that spin, roll, tilt, blow and whirl around the Sun! Here, to the tune of "Over in the Meadow," young ones can get a glimpse of our remarkable neighborhood, and our place in a very big universe.
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Gr 1-3- Modeled on "Over in the Meadow," as were her Over in the Ocean (2004) and Over in the Jungle (2007, both Dawn), Berkes's rhymed tour of the solar system is framed as a dialogue between Mother Sun and her satellites. The verses introduce very basic concepts along with each planet: "'Tilt,' said the Mother /'I tilt,' said Three./So it tilted on its axis/And the seasons came to be." Pluto and its fellow dwarf planets, along with some of the solar system's smaller residents, also rate mention. The information is accurate, if not always well phrased ("Saturn really 'blows'...") and is backed up at the end with two full spreads of additional planetary facts, plus further resources and pages of suggested classroom activities. Mason's big, spattered, swirling starscapes were created with melted crayon and add loads of visual appeal to this astronomical primer.-John Peters, New York Public Library

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584690993
  • Publisher: Dawn Publications
  • Publication date: 3/1/2008
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 6 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.32 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 0.34 (d)

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  • Posted April 17, 2009

    Wonderful Beautiful Fun

    This is a wonderful way to learn about our solar system. Marianne does a wonderful job of putting facts to music so that they can easily be remembered. Janeen's artwork is just beautiful!

    After singing the facts and looking at the beautiful illustrations, there are four pages of detailed facts on our solar system followed by two pages of tips from the author and the illustrator.

    This book is clever and fun to read/sing!

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  • Posted February 22, 2009

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