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Planet Earth: What Planet are You On?

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by Simon Basher, Dan Gilpin
     
 

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Basher Science: Planet Earth, What planet are you on? Created & illustrated by Simon Basher, written by Dan Gilpin

From Basher, the illustrator who showed the periodic table in a whole new light and gave us his fresh spin on physics, biology, astronomy and rocks and minerals, comes Planet Earth, a book that sheds light on this rock we live on, from its

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Basher Science: Planet Earth, What planet are you on? Created & illustrated by Simon Basher, written by Dan Gilpin

From Basher, the illustrator who showed the periodic table in a whole new light and gave us his fresh spin on physics, biology, astronomy and rocks and minerals, comes Planet Earth, a book that sheds light on this rock we live on, from its mountains and ocean depths to the storms that whirl around it.

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“Basher continues his series of science primers that are so entertaining, kids may read them for fun, beyond the classroom walls. . . .the authors blend a surprising wealth of facts into the chatty, humorous text, which is filled with analogies kids can relate to. A hot spot in the earth's mantle, for example, is "like a huge, angry pimple on Earth's face. . . . " the highly approachable language, animated cast of characters, awe-inspiring facts, and conservation messages make this an appealing starting point for students seeking basic earth-science information.” —Booklist

“This small book will surely find interest among both science and non-science students. The easy-to-read text and colorful Japanese-style cartoon graphics presents a fact-based and often personified description of the basic features of planet Earth. . . . Bulleted items at the bottom of each page provide scientific trivia, which may lead students to do more investigation and research. This is a fun and engaging introduction to the place we call home and will surely spark an interest in other titles by this author.” — Library Media Connection

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This small book will surely find interest among both science and non-science students. The easy-to-read text and colorful Japanese-style cartoon graphics presents a fact-based and often personified description of the basic features of planet Earth. . . . Bulleted items at the bottom of each page provide scientific trivia, which may lead students to do more investigation and research. This is a fun and engaging introduction to the place we call home and will surely spark an interest in other titles by this author.
VOYA - Teresa Copeland
Planet Earth is definitely the most adorable earth science book this reviewer has ever seen. Part of a series of nonfiction books illustrated by Simon Basher, each page features cute personifications of various geological features. The features are grouped into appropriate sections, such as weather, the inside forms, land forms, biomes, and water. Natural processes like the water cycle and seasons are also included. Each feature is introduced as a character with a few bullet-point facts, and then they explain who they are and what they do in first-person. The page ends with a few more bullet points, major facts, and a highlighted fact. The drawings are highly stylized and simple, but brightly colored and eye-catching. The text manages to work a lot of facts and information into the flippant tone; for instance, plateaus mentions that to "join our club you need to tower at least 1,500 ft. above sea level, have at least one steep side, and a flattish top." This book is a good overview of earth science in a condensed, easy-to-understand, and fun format —a nice alternative to technical textbooks. The memorable pictures and funny text might also help students remember the terms, so this would be a great supplement for science classrooms. Reviewer: Teresa Copeland

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753464120
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
03/30/2010
Series:
Basher Science Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
169,027
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 7.08(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile:
1000L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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Simon Basher is the creator and illustrator of The Periodic Table, Physics, Biology, and Astronomy. His characters bridge the gap between edgy Manga and the cuteness of Hello, Kitty!

Daniel Gilpin has written more than 50 books for both children and adults. His work ranges from pop-up books to complete encyclopedias. He is also the author of several books published by Kingfisher including Quiz Quest 2

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