Beginning from the beginning—the Big Bang, to be precise—this gorgeous exploration of our solar system is replete with informative flaps, flip-up factoids, and beautiful collages depicting the colorful night sky and life planetside. It even includes a pull-out map for young readers to tack above their beds in a continuation of their interplanetary dreams.
Learn about what it means to be a resident of the Milky Way—one tiny speck in an imagination-bending array of planets, systems, and galaxies. Little ones will learn that the planets around them began as “a swirling cloud of gas and dust” that collapsed, forming the sun, which pulled bits of rock and refuse to it via gravity; eventually, these remnants became our home.
The book covers each planet in its own spread, showing which of our launched spacecraft are nearby right now and highlighting bits of information like their temperatures, moons, and orbital patterns; it covers the moon landing in turn. At just over fifty pages in length, Solar System is packed with a world of information—several worlds, in fact (even Pluto’s invited to the party).
Michelle Anne Schingler
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