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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite
There are a lot of interesting details that many of us don’t know about our solar system. For example, our sun, which is actually a star, is so large that it would take 100 earths to fit across it. Many of us don’t even know the order of the eight planets in our solar system starting with the sun. Mercury is the closest planet to the sun and it’s only about a quarter the size of the earth. With no breathable air, and being so close to the sun, Mercury is uninhabitable – at least for humans. Then come Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and finally Neptune. There are probably several catchy phrases to help us remember the order of the planets, but here’s one you probably haven’t thought of: “My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos!”
With a lot of nifty information and a few cute riddles to entertain the young reader (or astronaut wannabe), Rich Linville’s nonfiction picture book story, Our Solar System plus Space Riddles, is a fun book to study, even for adults. The illustrations are spectacular and the presentation of the material is simple yet concise and written in a way to make it sound interesting. The addition of space riddles like “Why did the sun go to school?” and the cute answer “To get brighter!” is an added bonus to entice young readers to show an interest in our solar system. The discussion begins with the sun and, after introducing planet earth, the discussion progresses outwards, one planet at a time. Well presented and a real gem to enjoy and learn.