⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ The Earth: One-of-a-Kind Planet Written by Laura Perdew and Illustrated by Shululu [with teaching ideas]

Publication Date: March 15, 2021 | Grade Levels: 4-6

When I was a little girl, I was enamored by space. I even used a flashlight and gels my dad brought back for me from a theatre conference to build a planetarium in my room. I’m hoping my little guy loves space as much as I do. I think he will really enjoy today’s book: The Earth: One-of-a-Kind Planet.

Quick Summary. With an upbeat tone and comic-book feel, The Earth: One-of-a-Kind Planet introduces young readers to Earth’s origins and development.

Critique. Laura Perdew has written an engaging nonfiction science text that will draw young readers into science with its upbeat tone. Shululu‘s illustrations are colorful and lively. The different fonts and sizes and speech bubbles contribute to the book’s engagement.

Teaching Ideas.

  • Use this text to introduce complex science topics (e.g., number of planets, Earth’s layers, photosynthesis, etc.).
  • Pair The Earth: One-of-a-Kind Planet with books in the same series: The Moon: Small-but-Mighty Neighbor, The Sun: Shining Star of the Solar System, and The Stars: A Gazillion Suns.
  • Invite students to use The Earth:One-of-a-Kind Planet as a mentor text for a science book of their own.

A wonderful introduction to our amazing planet, The Earth: One-of-a-Kind Planet earns four stars. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

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