Eight Spinning Planets by Brian JamesEight Spinning Planets by Brian James

Eight Spinning Planets

byBrian JamesIllustratorRussell Benfanti

Hardcover | September 1, 2010

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Get set to explore the solar system one planet at a time! Counting backwards from Mercury to Neptune, Eight Spinning Planets features innovative die-cuts throughout to reveal realistic, touchable planets on every spread that disappear one by one with each turn of the page. Young readers will love discovering simple facts about the planets as they travel through the sturdy pages of this book. An excellent and playful introduction to the solar system!
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.
Title:Eight Spinning PlanetsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:16 pages, 9.95 × 9.28 × 0.46 inPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545235170

ISBN - 13:9780545235174


Rated 5 out of 5 by from my kids cannot stop reading it 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.
Date published: 2010-12-18