Solar System (Hello, World!)

by Jill McDonald (Author)

Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: Hello, World!

Every young child loves to look up at the moon in the night sky. Now here's a Hello, World! board book that can teach toddlers all about the sun, moon, stars, and planets--with colors, shapes, sizes, and super-simple facts.

Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! makes learning fun for young children. And each sturdy page offers helpful prompts for engaging with your child. ("Can you point to the red planet? That's Mars!") It's a perfect way to bring science and nature into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops.

Look for all the books in the Hello, World! series:

  • Weather
  • Backyard Bugs
  • Birds
  • Dinosaurs
  • My Body
  • How Do Apples Grow?
  • Ocean Life
  • Moon Landing

"A cheerful introduction to outer space."--Booklist

"Supplemental tidbits ('Ouch! Asteroids and comets often hit this planet, ' [McDonald] writes about Mercury) offer additional details to pique the interest of children just hearing about Earth's cosmic neighbors for the first time."--Publishers Weekly


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Publishers Weekly

In one of two titles launching the Hello, World series (Weather is available simultaneously), McDonald uses chunky, vividly colored collage-style illustrations to showcase the planets of our solar system, even including Pluto, described as "a tiny dwarf planet, very far away from the sun." Direct sentences introduce the highlights of the planets, moon, and sun, while also touching on constellations and comets. Supplemental tidbits ("Ouch! Asteroids and comets often hit this planet," she writes about Mercury) offer additional details to pique the interest of children just hearing about Earth's cosmic neighbors for the first time. Up to age 3. (Mar.)

Copyright 2016 Publishers Weekly, LLC Used with permission.

ALA/Booklist

A cheerful introduction to outer space.

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Jill McDonald
JILL McDONALD is the Missouri-based illustrator of the Hello, World! board book series. Jill's cheery and colorful art can also be found on clothing, fabric, bedding, stationery, puzzles, and games. See more of her work at jillmcdonalddesign.com and follow her on Instagram at @missjillmcdonald.
Classification
Non-fiction
ISBN-13
9780553521030
Lexile Measure
470L
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publisher
Doubleday Books for Young Readers
Publication date
March 20, 2016
Series
Hello, World!
BISAC categories
JNF051040 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Astronomy
Library of Congress categories
Board books
Solar system

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