Pluto got the shock of his life when he was kicked out of the famous nine. His planet status was stripped away, leaving him lost and confused. Poor Pluto! On his quest to find a place where he belongs, he talks to comets, asteroids, and meteoroids. He doesn't fit it anywhere! But when Pluto is about to give up, he runs into a dwarf planet and finally finds his place in the solar system. This feel-good picture book combines a popular science topic with character education themes of self discovery, acceptance, and friendship. It has bonus material in the back matter to support curriculum.
|Product dimensions:||9.50(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||6 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Stef Wade used to write about cardboard boxes, but thinks writing books is far more exciting.She was the co-creator and writer for the formercooking and home blogHaute Apple Pie. Stefholds a BA in advertising from Marquette University and an MBA in Integrated Marketing Communication from DePaul University.Stef is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). She currently resides in the greater Milwaukee areawithher husband and three boys.
Melanie is an American artist born and raised in Plymouth, Michigan. She has been drawing since she was a little girl. Back then, her favorite canvas was pavement and her go to medium was sidewalk chalk. Nowadays, Melanie likes create artwork digitally but also enjoys using watercolor, markers, colored pencils, and acrylic paint. Oh, and sometimes a pinch of glitter too! Melanie is a 2013 graduate of the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan where she earned a BFA in Illustration. The Michigan-native has since relocated to Los Angeles, California to pursue a career in illustration and design.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My family was so excited to crack open A PLACE FOR PLUTO. It's the perfect combination of being light but educational, eye-catching, and humorous for both kids and adults!!! The book is not only informative about the solar system, but touches on themes of one's identity and friendship in a way completely relatable to kids. Definitely a must-have for every child's home library.
When Pluto is told that he is no longer a planet, he doesn't know what to think. He must belong with someone--but as he talks to comets, asteroids, and meteoroids, he finds he doesn't fit with them, either. Surely, there must be a group for Pluto! My kids and I loved this book! We love reading books about outer space, and this one, with awesome illustrations and fun text, personifying Pluto and other objects in space, was a lot of fun to read. Information at the end of the book helps to explain why Pluto was reclassified. A great choice for families or classrooms and space lovers. I read a copy from the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions are my own. 4.5 stars.