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eBook The Planets download

by Gail Gibbons

eBook The Planets download ISBN: 0823410404
Author: Gail Gibbons
Publisher: Holiday House; 1st edition (September 1, 1993)
Language: English
ePub: 1859 kb
Fb2: 1448 kb
Rating: 4.2
Other formats: lrf azw txt mobi
Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Science Nature and How It Works

Gail Gibbons has excellent non-fiction for the younger set. I love the factual information presented in small and easy to understand pieces.

Gail Gibbons has excellent non-fiction for the younger set. If you need a little more than Gibbons offers, check out Seymour Simon, who was books (like Gibbons) on many, many subjects. His are a bit more text heavy and have excellent photos.

Gail Gibbons has published close to fifty distinguished nonfiction titles with Holiday House. According to "The Washington Post", "Gail Gibbons has taught more preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children's writer-illustrator. She lives in Vermont.

K-Gr 2-Gibbons uses brief declarative sentences to describe the sun and each planet of the solar system in succession, introducing concepts such as a day, a year, orbit, and rotation

K-Gr 2-Gibbons uses brief declarative sentences to describe the sun and each planet of the solar system in succession, introducing concepts such as a day, a year, orbit, and rotation. Her paintings sometimes tread the edge of oversimplicity; in a demonstration of day and night, there is almost no contrast between the planet's light and dark sides, and though she mentions in the text that Pluto is currently closer to the sun than Neptune, their orbits do not cross in the illustrations.

Gail’s science books can be grouped in a variety of ways, in units ranging from Dinosaurs to Ecosystems to Space. INSECTS & SPIDERS Monarch Butterfly Spiders. MAMMALS Bats Cats Dogs Elephants of Africa. There are eleven different units in all! See the full list-ing of units and books on the next page of this guide.

Since The Planets was first published in 1993, space exploration has resulted in many new achievements and discoveries.

Gail Gibbons is an American writer and illustrator of children's books, most of which are non-fiction. She started her career as a graphic artist for television, but transitioned to writing and designing children's books in the 1970s.

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.
Comments: (7)
GODMAX
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
Painwind
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
Chi
Good reading for youngsters and there's a reading exercise for it online, too.
Steamy Ibis
Bought it for my third grader but I ended up reading it and learned some interesting stuff. Very easy to understand and interesting facts.
Doath
I've read this book twice and it is falling apart. Binding is not adequate.
Kefrannan
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.
Saimath
Great for teaching cause and effect relationship
Great