From School Library Journal
Grade 1-2-The third edition of this title pairs bright, computer-produced cartoon art with a basic discussion of the sun and its importance to life on this planet. The pictures and text work closely together to impart such information as how large, hot, and distant the sun is, and how its energy is stored, not only in the foods we eat, but also in the fossil fuels we use. However, as Branley concludes with a particularly poorly thought out sundial project, and neglects to recommend books or Web sites, or to warn readers about the dangers of gazing directly at the sun, Paulette Bourgeois's The Sun (Kids Can, 1997) and Allison Lassieur's The Sun (Children's, 2000) make preferable replacements for the older edition (1988).John Peters, New York Public Library
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K-Gr.2. This edition marks the third incarnation of an old standby from the Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. The gently edited text reads better than the old one. The new design features a larger format, bolder typography, and eye-catching artwork. In the stylized illustrations, created using digital software, Miller distills figures down to their essential forms and creates pleasing compositions that range from a dark, cold world without a sun, to a close-up picture of the sun that seems to blaze from the page. A handsome new edition of a library staple. Carolyn PhelanCopyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved
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