Planet Earth/Inside Out

Planet Earth/Inside Out

by Gail Gibbons

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Overview

A basic and enjoyable introduction to our planet from Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award winner Gail Gibbons!

What if we could open up our planet and look inside? From its red-hot core to the highest mountain peak, come see the ins and outs of Earth as you’ve never seen them before in a colorful introduction to the powerful forces shaping our home.

With detailed illustrations and diagrams, Gail Gibbons offers a classroom-ready nonfiction picture book that makes complex scientific concepts understandable and entertaining for young readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780688158491
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 05/27/1998
Edition description: 1 MULBERRY
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 89,304
Product dimensions: 11.25(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.00(d)
Lexile: 800L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Gail Gibbons, author of more than one hundred books, is the winner of the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to children’s nonfiction literature. Called a “master of picture book nonfiction” by ALA Booklist, Ms. Gibbons has a special talent for making complex subjects understandable and entertaining for young readers.


Gail Gibbons, author of more than one hundred books, is the winner of the Washington Post/Children’s Book Guild Award for her overall contribution to children’s nonfiction literature. Called a “master of picture book nonfiction” by ALA Booklist, Ms. Gibbons has a special talent for making complex subjects understandable and entertaining for young readers.

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Planet Earth/Inside Out 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Becca_Lausch on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In a clear, concise, narrative voice, Gail Gibbons explicates scientific knowledge about the earth¿s geological features. Peppered with familiar analogies and anecdotal inserts and supplemented by vivid illustrations, Gibbons¿ book offers children scientific knowledge of the earth¿s physical properties through familiar contextual lenses. Book covers crust features, plate formation, volcanic activity, and the impact of human activity.
smoore75 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Planet Earth / Inside Out is a good geology introduction for young children. I feel it is a good place to start when trying to explain Earth's age and how it was formed. Beginning with the innercore and working her way out, the author offers many analogies to make concepts relatable and relavent to young readers. For example, she compares magma to molasses because they both move slowly and writes if Earth were a peach, its skin would be the crust. The author discusses Earth's tectonic plates and, through their shifting, they cause natural occurrences like earthquakes and volanic eruptions. Earth's climates and natural resources are also touched upon. The author ends the book with how important our Earth is and how we should all take care of it. I agree. She also gives a brief overview of "Rocks of the Earth's Crust," which I found most helpful when putting together a science lesson on the rock cycle. The book is illustrated with bright colors and is very easy to read along with children. My kids loved this one! I would definitely recommend.