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Children's LiteratureNeptune is the eighth planet from the Sun. It looks bright blue. It is one of the planets called the gas giants. It does not have a solid surface. Neptune is approximately four times larger than the Earth. Like the Earth, Neptune has moons. The moons of Neptune are mostly icy chunks of rock. This book is a Level 1 reader. This book, part of the series "Exploring the Galaxy," features photographs and informational graphics about subject matter that has always interested kids of all ages. An illustration of the solar system is the first graphic, showing the planets and their orbits around the Sun. The Sun is identified with a halo of yellow light and an arrow. The subject of each volume in the series is also identified by name and with an arrow. The series supports national science standards and includes a word count and glossary. Words and phrases are repeated to help early readers. Additional reading suggestions are included as well as a link to FactHound, an Internet research system. 2004, Capstone Press, Ages 4 to 7.
— Kristin Harris