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Meet the Planets    by John McGranaghan & Laurie Allen Klein order for
Meet the Planets
by John McGranaghan
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Arbordale, 2011 (2011)
Hardcover, e-Book
* * *   Reviewed by Lyn Seippel

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.'

All the planets in the solar system step on stage. In the end it's up the reader to decide who is the favorite.

Laurie Allen Klein does a beautiful job of illustrating this fun-to-read book on planets. Designed to attract middle grade readers from 9 to 12, Meet the Planets is chock full of information with six additional pages of activities. You can also go to the Meet the Planets' homepage to extend learning possibilities.

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