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Pluto Gets the Call

By: Adam Rex

Illustrator: Laurie Keller

Pluto loves being a planet. That is, until the day he gets a call from some Earth scientists telling him he isn’t a planet anymore! You probably wanted to meet a real planet, huh?

Pluto takes the reader on a hilarious and informative journey through the solar system to introduce the other planets and commiserate about his situation along the way. Younger readers will be so busy laughing over Pluto’s interactions with the other planets, asteroids, moons, and even the sun, they won’t even realize just how much they’re learning about our solar system!

Solar system fun facts and tidbits. Full-color illustrations rendered in traditional, digital, and “galactic” media.

ISBN: 9781534414532

JLG Release: Mar 2020


Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: Planets , Pluto (dwarf planet) , Solar system , Humorous stories

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This informational picture book takes readers on an imaginative journey through the universe. Pluto, a small and good-natured fellow, receives a call with disheartening news. Scientists from Earth inform him that he is no longer a planet; from now on, he will be considered the solar systems’s largest ice dwarf. Pluto cannot believe it! He decides This informational picture book takes readers on an imaginative journey through the universe. Pluto, a small and good-natured fellow, receives a call with disheartening news. Scientists from Earth inform him that he is no longer a planet; from now on, he will be considered the solar systems’s largest ice dwarf. Pluto cannot believe it! He decides to show readers around, introducing each planet and their unique features. Rex’s humorous narrative matches factual data with a jocose plot. Readers will learn about the Kuiper Belt, the Asteroid Belt, ice giants, Saturn’s rings, and Jupiter’s Great Red Spot, among other facts. Keller’s illustrations delineate thei planets’ fictional personalities with expressive gestures that enhance the whimsical text. This creative picture book could be used in a read-along activity for a second grade science unit covering the solar system, or in a storytime about self-acceptance and individual differences. An ingenuously funny informational picture books that will captivate young students while teaching facts about the planets of the solar system. The back matter contains fun facts and a note from the author.

Book Details

ISBN

9781534414532

First Release

March 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

E

Trim Size

10" x 10"

Page Count

48

Accelerated Reader

Level 2.7; Points: 0.5;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

Level 510L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

Simon & Schuster BFYR

Potentially Sensitive Areas

None

Topics

Planets, Pluto (dwarf planet), Solar system, Humorous stories,

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Book Genres

Picture Book

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