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Eight Spinning Planets Hardcover – September 1, 2010


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Product Details

  • Lexile Measure: 560L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 16 pages
  • Publisher: Cartwheel Books (September 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0545235170
  • ISBN-13: 978-0545235174
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 9.8 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #354,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Brian James has written many books for children, including The Shark Who Was Afraid of Everything and the CatKid series. He lives in upstate New York.

Russell Benfanti has illustrated several books for children. He lives in Clarence, New York.


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My 2 1/2 year old daughter loves this book.
Kirstyloo
It is colorful, bright and easy for them to understand while other books about the solar system were far too complicated for toddlers/preschoolers.
Victoria
If you kid likes planets then they will love this book.
Jess

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Steven R. McEvoy on December 18, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This board book for young readers has bubble illustrations for each of the planets and counts down from 8 to 1 planet, starting closest to the sun and moving out. Each page has a short description about the specific planet being profiled. It is very bright and vibrant - the colors are wonderful. My only problem is a factual error at the end of the book. It states Pluto is not a planet because it is too small. Though it was recently demoted from being a planet, it was not related to its size but because of its orbit. This misrepresentation or misinformation causes the book to lose some of its luster.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By FreesiaClaire on October 22, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is a board book with cut-out holes in the pages, such that as you turn the pages, the featured planet is discussed. Then you turn the page and see one fewer planet. At the end they tell you about Neptune, and give a note that Pluto is no longer considered a planet. The planets are discussed in order of distance from the sun, but it would have been better if their location on the page followed that order. As you can see from the cover, they are randomly put on the page. A fun read!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Victoria on March 7, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book to teach my 2 and 3 year old children. It was a HUGE success. It is colorful, bright and easy for them to understand while other books about the solar system were far too complicated for toddlers/preschoolers. I wish there were more books in this series! A definite must have.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ladynuca on December 11, 2011
Format: Hardcover
My 17 month old loves this book; she likes to touch the puffy planets and the rhythm of the story is good. I love the book too - it is interesting to kids, while being scientifically informative; there are important facts listed for each planet. I actually teach a high school astronomy class, and I think that they picked good facts to focus on. Well done!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ElleG on March 6, 2011
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I like the sturdiness of this book. My 18 month old nephew loved to touch the 3-D planets and was mesmorized by this book. Great for teaching the planets to kids.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Antipolo on November 29, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This is just a quick overview of the solar system. The book identifies what is special about each planet, but it's a mere short paragraph on each page. So, if you want to give your child a quick introduction to the solar system, this is great, but maybe not if your child has a really in-depth interest in space and astronomy. My son is 8 and I think he's a bit more advanced than the reading level of this book. Overall, this would be a great book for the average 7-8 year old.
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My twins are 2.5 and this book is great for this age group. Not only do they get to learn the names of each planet, but they get to practice reading numbers. The verbiage is short and sweet - with a simple fact about each planet.

My daughter likes to stick her hands and fingers through the holes and my son now calls his pinky "Mercury" because he knows it's the smallest one! :)
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Bought this for my nephew for Christmas this year. The book has a neat construction, with each planet revealed through a cut-out hole in each page.

For some reason Saturn is green. I'm guessing it's because they didn't want Jupiter and Saturn to look too similar, but it's going to throw kids off when they're expecting to see pictures of green Saturn in the future.
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