I will hold my hands up and say I don’t know much about space, yes I could name the planets, (but not the order they go in) and I can name a couple of people who have walked on the moon, namely Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. But that’s as far as I go.
A few years ago (turns out it was 2006) I seemed to remember it was decided that Pluto would no longer be a planet. But I couldn’t tell you why.
They study space in year 4 at my school and the children are always excited to tell me something they have learnt, so when this book came available I jumped at the chance to read it.
I read better in my bed, so I disappeared one night with the book.
I was hooked by the end of chapter one.
I found it so interesting.
I liked how Dean (the author) spoke to you, I liked how he explained things in a easy way so you could understand what he was talking about.
He explained how scientists went through 5 stages of feelings when it was decided that Pluto was no longer a planet. The illustrations that went with this piece was quite funny.
I read the whole book in one sitting, and I’d like to think I’ve learnt a little I mean I will never be an expert but I’d like to think that next January when the new year 4 children are learning about space, I will be able to give them an interesting fact or two. The illustrations were useful, they brought the writing to life.
The illustrations were also funny.
This will be loved by any who loves space.
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