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Meet the Planets

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Soar into the Solar System to witness the first Favorite Planet Competition, emceed by none other than the former-ninth planet, now known as dwarf planet Pluto. The readers become the judges after the sun can't pick a favorite and the meteors leave for a shower. Who will the lucky winning planet be? Could it be speedy-messenger Mercury, light-on-his-feet Saturn, or smoking ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 10th 2011 by Arbordale Publishing (first published March 10th 2010)
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Vera Godley
The planets line up - all eight of them (remember #9 was disqualified just a few short years ago). They are in a contest much like a beauty contest. The aim is to choose the best planet. Well, we Earthlings obviously think planet Earth is best don't we? The author and illustrator have both packed a lot of information into this cute book giving us facts about each planet, history of astrology as it pertains to the planet being featured, etc. The storyline is cute and engaging.

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Pluto is the master of ceremonies for the first ever Favorite Planet Competition. He introduces each planet with a colorful, tongue-in-cheek description, allowing the reader to guess which one is coming up before each one arrives on stage.

· 'She's bright, beautiful and smoking hot. That's Venus.'

· 'Once thought to be the center of the universe, she's the third planet from the sun. Meet Mother Earth.'

· 'There's no rocky surface on this massive planet. He's all gas. Welcome Jupiter.'

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Kristen Jorgensen
This book is my favorite of the recent publications of Sylvan Dell. Here we have a runway of the planets with fun illustrations as they each come to claim their strengths as the "favorite planet." The illustrations are packed with even more facts with scientists, historians, philosophers, artists and even musicians that are shown. Everyone from Carl Sagan to Gustav Holst is present. In the end it is up to the reader to decide who wins but it should be a close call. I love all the information tha ...more
Trish Erhardt
The story walks the reader through each of the eight planets in a humorous tale of the Favorite Planet Competition. In the end, it is up to the reader to decide which planet should win. Witty and entertaining, Meet the Planets engages the reader from cover to cover. The details are compelling, there are fascinating comparisons, and it brings a new perspective to the planets. The reader must take the details and establish their own opinion on which planet should win the Favorite Planet Competiti ...more
This picture book imagines that it is time for the Favorite Planet contest, and each of the planets has its own chance in the spotlight. As each one comes to the forefront to tell about its special qualities, young readers will learn about the planets' similarities and differences and cast votes for their favorite one of all. That is--if everyone can make it through the show. This is a neat way to introduce the solar system to young readers, but since this is already a topic with built-in kid ap ...more
This is a great book for children learning about planets. If I was still teaching I would use it for a lesson or even a themed week on the planets. It has activities for children in the back of the book, and great ideas for teachers to incorporate into their lesson plans. Awesome book!
Melinda Garman
Great for grades 1st through 4th grade. Introduces the planents and solar system facts and a fun and interesting way.
Recommended for 8-11 year olds. Nice intro to the planets. Has additional info at the end of the book.
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