Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun

Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun

by Marianne Berkes
     
 

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Marianne Berkes has a gift for making science fun, and this book is exhibit A. Mother sun and her "family" of planets spin, roll, tilt, blow and whirl around the Sun to the tune of Over in the Meadow. Each of those actions is astronomically correct. For example, Earth is the one that tilts, and that is what creates the seasons. It is also astronomically up-to-date,

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Marianne Berkes has a gift for making science fun, and this book is exhibit A. Mother sun and her "family" of planets spin, roll, tilt, blow and whirl around the Sun to the tune of Over in the Meadow. Each of those actions is astronomically correct. For example, Earth is the one that tilts, and that is what creates the seasons. It is also astronomically up-to-date, with Pluto being a dwarf planet. Bright illustrations create an exciting mood, and there is plenty of interesting supplementary information in the back along with tips on related ways to integrate science, art, and literature in the classroom

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School Library Journal

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781584691808
Publisher:
Dawn Publications
Publication date:
05/15/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
31 MB
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Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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