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What's So Special About Planet Earth?
ISBN: 9780807588154
Author: Wells, Robert E.
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Co
Published: September 2009
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Annotation: Move to another planet? Sounds interesting! In our imaginary spaceship, let's check out the planets in our solar system. Mercury is closest, but it has no air, and it's either sizzling hot or bitterly cold. The atmosphere on Venus is poisonous; plus, human beings would cook there. Mars might work, but you'd always have to be in a protective shelter. And if you got to the outer planets, you couldn't even land as they are mostly made of gas! Our home planet is looking good. Why is Earth so comfortable for plants, animals, and people? As Robert E. Wells explains, it's because of our just-right position form the sun, marvelous atmosphere, and abundant water. Our planet is very special and perfect for us, and that's why we must do all we can to keep Earth healthy.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Earth Sciences
Library of Congress Subjects:
Planets; Juvenile literature.
Planets.
Dewey: 525
LCCN: 2008056045
Lexile Measure: 830
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
Series: Wells of Knowledge Science Series
Book type: Easy Non Fiction
Target Grade: 2-3
Grade level: 2-3
Physical Information: 0.25" H x 25.00" L x 10.75" W
Bargain Category: Early Elementary, Picture Books, Science, Upper Elementary
 
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Move to another planet? Sounds interesting In our imaginary spaceship, let's check out the planets in our solar system. Mercury is closest, but it has no air, and it's either sizzling hot or bitterly cold. The atmosphere on Venus is poisonous; plus, human beings would cook there. Mars might work, but you'd always have to be in a protective shelter. And if you got to the outer planets, you couldn't even land as they are mostly made of gas Our home planet is looking good. Why is Earth so comfortable for plants, animals, and people? As Robert E. Wells explains, it's because of our just-right position form the sun, marvelous atmosphere, and abundant water. Our planet is very special and perfect for us, and that's why we must do all we can to keep Earth healthy.
Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Fall)
Two youngsters, their dog, and a monkey pilot journey through the solar system, discovering facts about each planet, such as diameter, distance from the sun, and number of moons. Wells's playfully informative pen and acrylic illustrations support the premise that there's no place like home--and we should protect that place. Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.
Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2009 September)

K-Gr 2—Wells's signature style is exhibited in his cartoon illustrations and conversational text. Readers follow two boys and their dog as they are taken from Earth on a trip to the other seven planets in a spacecraft that's fast enough to give a quick tour. At each stop the narrator explains why humans could not live there. The characters are promptly returned to Earth, and the book explains why it's the only planet that is just right for humans. Each page is filled with acrylic-and-pen illustrations and plenty of text but the title is not as overwhelming as it may first appear. Useful as an introduction to planet research, the book will work as a read-aloud or for independent reading.—Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio, TX

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