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by Gail Gibbons

From the burning surface of Venus to the freezing darkness of Neptune, Gail Gibbons takes children on a tour of our planetary neighbors―which are very different from each other in size, shape, orbit, and even weather. Since The Planets was first published in 1993, space exploration has resulted in many new achievements and discoveries. This new edition of The Planets reflects some of these wondrous advances, while still offering young readers a timeless and accessible look at our solar system.

Download The Planets: Third Edition epub
ISBN: 0823421562
ISBN13: 978-0823421565
Category: Children
Subcategory: Science Nature & How It Works
Author: Gail Gibbons
Language: English
Publisher: Holiday House; 3 edition (March 15, 2008)
Pages: 32 pages
ePUB size: 1965 kb
FB2 size: 1985 kb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 891
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The book was quite informative. We loved it. But after the very first read the pages started to fall completely out of the book! I should have just requested a refund. I'll probably just end up throwing it out. I'm currently trying to tape the pages back together so we can read it at least once more
I'm a Russian Occupant
Very disappointed with this book ... It literally fell apart in one day ! Bought this for my 4 Yo grandson had to tape it together ???? SAVE your money. Grammie
Good reading for youngsters and there's a reading exercise for it online, too.
Bought it for my third grader but I ended up reading it and learned some interesting stuff. Very easy to understand and interesting facts.
I've read this book twice and it is falling apart. Binding is not adequate.
Gail Gibbons book on the planets contains just a little bit more information than most young children's books on the subject. From information on how and why planets and stars look differently in the night sky to the distances of each planet from the sun, there's more for curious minds to ponder.
The book begins by explaining a few difference between stars and planets. It continues with how the planets were named and the later discovery of the outer three. Then our solar system, orbits and rotations are discussed.
Each planet is then explained in detail. The book does a nice job of choosing facts to present and keeping the topics consistent from planet to planet. Each planet's distance from the sun, relative size, length of day and year and are included. When appropriate moons are mentioned. Unlike many other young children's books on the planets, information on some of the more well-known moons of other planets is given. Considering the target audience of the book, the information is nicely comprehensive.
Toward the end of the book astronomers and space craft are very briefly mentioned. No information on space travel is included. As the title implies, the book focuses on information about the planets.
The illustrations are nicely done; the book contains no photographs. The drawings, however, are very detailed and present the planets in a nice perspective. They are very well done.
crazy mashine
Great for teaching cause and effect relationship