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Author: McAnulty, Stacy
Illustrator: Lewis, Stevie
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Year Published: 2018
ISBN: 9781250199324
Grades: K-6

Sun! One in a Billion

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Once upon a time-about 4.6 billion years ago- a magnificent and important star was born.
Unlike most informational books about the universe, the Sun tells its own story.  This emoticon-looking sun introduces young readers to facts about the sun of our solar system through large, colourful and engaging  illustrations and simplified text.  The sun is ever present and central to each page, as it is in our humanoid lives.  A Q & A (Question and Answer) interview with the sun is given at the back of the book as well as statistics on the Sun. As the author notes, the information in this book is as up-to-date as possible but acknowledges that scientific knowledge is ever developing and the information has the potential to be out-of-date as discoveries are made.
Highly Recommended for K-6 students who wish to learn about the sun in a different format than most informational books.  Giving voice to the the sun adds a unique perspective for readers. The book may be a model for writing about planets, constellations or astronomical objects, from its own imagined perspective.  This is part of a new series titled Our Universe. Readers may also enjoy Earth! My first 4.54 billion years.

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