The Trouble with Earth

by Alex Latimer (Author) Alex Latimer (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade

Why didn't the other planets invite Earth to their vacation? Soon they'll find out the wonderful truth about Earth's "fleas" and change their minds . . .

Earth turns up on the vacation she wasn't invited to and finds all the other planets in the solar system in the hot tub--even Pluto! Then she discovers exactly why: it looks like she has fleas! Yuck. Earth asks everyone to take a look inside her atmosphere, and they're amazed by what they see . . . birds, fish, creatures galore, and yes, even fleas.

The Trouble with Earth is the perfect story to teach us to be kind and less quick to judge others.

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Let’s hear it for Earth: The third planet from the sun has plenty to cheer about. 

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"Children will enjoy this cute U.K. import's thought-provoking, life-affirming, conservationist premise, expressed with breezy, rhyming verse; they'll also learn some very basic facts about the planets in the process."—Kirkus Reviews

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Andersen Press
Publication date
February 20, 2024
BISAC categories
JUV039060 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Friendship
JUV039230 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Bullying
JUV053020 - Juvenile Fiction | Science Fiction | Space Exploration
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