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 Sun is kind of a big deal
 Author: Seluk, Nick

 Publisher:  Orchard Books (2018)

 Dewey: 523.7
 Classification: Nonfiction
 Physical Description: [34] p., ill., 24 cm

 BTSB No: 799126 ISBN: 9781338166972
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 Solar activity
 Sun
 Solar system

Price: $21.58

Summary:
Explains every part of the Sun's big job, including keeping our solar system together, giving Earth day and night, keeping us warm, and more.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 3.40
   Points: .5   Quiz: 197739
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: K-2
   Reading Level: 3.20
   Points: 2.0   Quiz: 75889

Common Core Standards 
   Grade 1 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 1.RI Key Ideas & Details
   Grade 1 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 1.RI Craft & Structure
   Grade 1 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 1.RI Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
   Grade 1 → Reading → RI Informational Text → 1.RI Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
   Grade 1 → Reading → RI Informational Text → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang

Reviews:
   School Library Journal (07/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 07/01/2018 Gr 2–4—Replacing the standard stock photos typically found in books on celestial bodies, Seluk uses his comic-style illustrations and text to introduce the importance of the sun in our solar system. Seluk turns the sun and planets into silly characters with comical conversations. Talking bubbles, factoids, and upbeat informative text will have readers grinning. Each planet and the sun are given eyes, a mouth, and arms to hold various items. The sun wears sunglasses, Earth is its recognizable blue and green, and Mars is still red. Notes at the beginning let readers know that liberties have been taken with the sizes, though the information is otherwise accurate. The reason we have seasons, why the earth is warm at the equator and cold at the poles is covered, and how the sun plays a role in the water cycle and provides photosynthesis for plants are touched upon. End pages include a well-worded glossary, facts, and some tabloid news about various planets from the sun's perspective. Kids that know some information about the solar system will get the jokes. The silliness might be the trick to get students learning about the sun in a fun way. VERDICT An amusing treat for kids interested in space.—Sandra Welzenbach, Villarreal Elementary School, San Antonio - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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