Wednesday, October 2, 2019

If Pluto Was a Pea by Gabrielle Prendergast (Nonfiction Picture Book Review)

If Pluto Was A Pea
Written by Gabrielle Prendergast
Illustrated by Rebecca Gerlings
Published by Margaret K. McElderry Books
on August 20, 2019
Genre: Children's, Nonfiction, Picture Book
Length: 40 pages
Ages: 4 - 8 years

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Join two curious kids as they explore their backyard, and contemplate their place within our vast universe in this adorable picture book that's full of comparisons to help kids understand cosmic size.

If Pluto was a pea...
the Sun would be like a tent,
Mercury would be a marble,
and Earth would be a golf ball.

Pluto is the smallest planet in our solar system, but how small is small? As it turns out, it only takes the contents of a lunchbox and a backyard to find out.

Our Thoughts:

Have you ever wondered how big the sun would be if Pluto were the size of a pea? Or if Earth were the size of a golf ball?

Join these two curious kids as they ponder the skies and the planets while camping in their back yard. 
This fascinating introduction to scale will help kids better understand the difference in sizes between the planets in our solar system.

Includes measurements in both Metric and Imperial style and end pages that show the planets lined up in order, from marble-sized Mercury to pea-sized Pluto, with Earth's and Pluto's even smaller moons shown as well!


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