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Going Around The Sun: Some Planetary Fun

by Marianne Berkes

Other authors: Janeen Mason (Illustrator)

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Lively and engaging when sung to the tune of "Over in the Meadow" Students LOVED the illustrations and facts. Will certainly use again! ( )
  leighle5 | Mar 20, 2014 |
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"BERKES, Marianne. Going Around the Sun: Some Planetary Fun. illus. by Janeen Mason. unpaged. CIP. Dawn. 2008. Tr $16.95. ISBN 978-1-58469-099-3; pap. $8.95. ISBN 978-1-58469-100-6. LC 2007035607.
Gr 1-3–Modeled on “Over in the Meadow,” as were her Over in the Ocean (2004) and Over in the Jungle (2007, both Dawn), Berkes’s rhymed tour of the solar system is framed as a dialogue between Mother Sun and her satellites. The verses introduce very basic concepts along with each planet: “‘Tilt,’ said the Mother /​‘I tilt,’ said Three./​So it tilted on its axis/​And the seasons came to be.” Pluto and its fel-low dwarf planets, along with some of the solar system’s smaller residents, also rate mention. The information is accurate..and is backed up at the end with two full spreads of additional planetary facts, plus further re-sources and pages of suggested classroom activities. Mason’s big, spattered, swirling starscapes were created with melted crayon and add loads of visual appeal to this astronomical primer.–John Peters, New York Public Library" ( )
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"Our Earth is part of a fascinating planetary family: eight planets and an odd bunch of other solar system bodies that spin, roll, tilt, blow and whirl around the Sun. Here, to the tune of 'Over in the Meadow, ' young ones can get a glimpse of our remarkable neighborhood"--Provided by publisher.… (more)

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