Sara is home sick and is bored. Her friend Jill is trying to find ways to entertain her and finally hits upon the idea of using her book about the planets to make up a story for Sara in which their pets become the intrepid crew of an exploration spaceship. The ship runs on Sara’s interest level, which is pretty low at first, but as they check out new planets, her interest level rises and so does the ships energy stores. As they explore each planet we find out everything from orbits and gravity to moons and atmosphere composition. It is a nicely put together book.

Why should I read this book?

The story is cute, the science is solid, and it is a good way to find out aobut the solar system we live in.

Who is this book best for?

Anyone third grade through seventh or so who is interested in the planets.

Challenge Rating: No Challenge

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