|Pluto gets the call|
Author: Rex, Adam
Just after learning that Earth's scientists no longer consider him a planet, an unhappy Pluto takes a visitor from Earth on a tour of the solar system, sharing facts along the way.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 2.70
Points: .5 Quiz: 505974
Kirkus Reviews (09/01/19)
School Library Journal (11/01/19)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (A) (00/12/19)
The Hornbook (+) (00/01/20)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 11/01/2019 K-Gr 3—This informational picture book takes readers on an imaginative journey through the universe. Pluto, a small and good-natured fellow, receives a call with disheartening news. Scientists from Earth inform him that he is no longer a planet; from now on, he will be considered the solar systems's largest ice dwarf. Pluto cannot believe it! He decides to show readers around, introducing each planet and their unique features. Rex's humorous narrative matches factual data with a jocose plot. Readers will learn about the Kuiper Belt, the Asteroid Belt, ice giants, Saturn's rings, and Jupiter's Great Red Spot, among other facts. Keller's illustrations delineate thei planets' fictional personalities with expressive gestures that enhance the whimsical text. This creative picture book could be used in a read-along activity for a second grade science unit covering the solar system, or in a storytime about self-acceptance and individual differences. VERDICT An ingenuously funny informational picture books that will captivate young students while teaching facts about the planets of the solar system. The back matter contains fun facts and a note from the author.—Kathia Ibacache, Simi Valley Public Library, CA - Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.