Sun and Moon


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What are stars made of? Where do they come from? What surrounds them in our Solar System? Learn all about the planets and stars with this dazzling series from QED.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Caitlin Marineau
Sun and Moon, a title in Amicus's "Up in Space" series for early independent readers, introduces students to the two most familiar objects in the sky. Author Mist begins by introducing the Solar System, then explains that the sun creates daylight, rainbows, and also that it is made of gas and has a hot stormy surface. The author also touches on solar eclipses, before moving on to the moon, touching on its craters (made by asteroids), moon phases, as well as astronaut visitations. The book contains both large text, which will aid new readers, as well as engaging and colorful full-page illustrations. As with the other titles in the series, Sun and Moon offers only a cursory introduction to its subjects, which will leave more inquisitive students with many unanswered questions. For example, though the book notes that it is daylight on the side of the Earth which receives sunlight, the book never mentions that the changes in daylight and nighttime are cause by the planet's rotation. The book includes a glossary with some useful terms for students. The title would best be purchased with the series to allow early readers to familiarize themselves with the various bodies in the Solar System. Reviewer: Caitlin Marineau
Children's Literature - Sharon Salluzzo
The first two pages provide a definition and overview of the Solar System. A drawing shows the size of the planets "roughly to scale, but the distances between them are not to scale." Browsing readers can look for the eye-catching star facts that are found throughout the book. The book is written in clear, simple sentences. The author explains the importance of sunlight, what happens during an eclipse, and how heat and light are produced. There is a close-up photograph of the surface of the moon, and an explanation of the phases of the moon. There are a few experiments for readers. Readers can see what a lunar rover looks like and will learn about the famous Apollo 11 mission in 1969. The photos are clear and interesting. A glossary and index are also included. The final page contains notes for parents and teachers offering further information and an experiment. A mix of drawing and photographs in this 24-page book will help both browsers and students working on assignments. Sidebars are distinguished from the main text by print size. This is part of the "QEB Solar System" series, which, taken as a whole, provides a good introduction for young readers to the sun, planets, moons, meteors, asteroids and comets. Reviewer: Sharon Salluzzo
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609923235
  • Publisher: QEB Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Series: Up in Space Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 24
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Lexile: AD480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Rosalind Mist began her career as a rocket scientist before progressing to writing about science for children. When not writing or working for a scientific society, she can be found encouraging her bees to make honey. She lives in Surrey with her husband and a small flock of bantam chickens.

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Table of Contents

What is the Sun 4

The Solar System 6

Sunlight 8

Rainbows 10

Stormy Sun 12

Solar Eclipse 14

The Moon 16

Craters 18

Full Moon, Half Moon 20

Flying to the Moon 22

Glossary 24

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