Basher Books Planet Earth: What Planet Are You On?   -     By: Dan Green
    Illustrated By: Simon Basher
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Basher Books Planet Earth: What Planet Are You On?

Illustrated By: Simon Basher
MacMillan / 2010 / Paperback

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Part of the brilliant and fun Basher Science series, geology and earth science will actually become memorable as you learn about each building block of our home in Planet Earth! Each concept is portrayed as a cute creature that's exemplified by their most prominent feature. Organized by groups, each category has an introductory entry with the illustrations for that chapter assembled on one page, helping kids to see and remember which terms belong to which group.

Each creature has its own full-page illustration and entry written from a fun, casual, first-person perspective; children will learn about the atmosphere, earth's crust, equator, glaciers, the equator, seasons, volcanoes, and more.128 pages, softcover, with glossary and index.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: MacMillan
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 7.00 X 7.00 X 0.40 (inches)
ISBN: 0753464128
ISBN-13: 9780753464120
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Series: Basher Science

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From Basher, the illustrator who showed the periodic table in a whole new light and gave us his fresh spin on physics, bioligy, astronomy and rocks and minerals, comes Planet Earth, a book that sheds light on this rock we live on, from its mountains and ocean depths to the storms that whirl around it.

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Simon Basher is the creator and illustrator of The Periodic Table, Physics, Biology, and Astronomy. His characters bridge the gap between edgy Manga and the cuteness of Hello, Kitty!
 
Daniel Gilpin has written more than 50 books for both children and adults. His work ranges from pop-up books to complete encyclopedias. He is also the author of several books published by Kingfisher including Quiz Quest 2

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Basher continues his series of science primers that are so entertaining, kids may read them for fun, beyond the classroom walls. . . .the authors blend a surprising wealth of facts into the chatty, humorous text, which is filled with analogies kids can relate to. A hot spot in the earth’s mantle, for example, is “like a huge, angry pimple on Earth’s face. . . . ” the highly approachable language, animated cast of characters, awe-inspiring facts, and conservation messages make this an appealing starting point for students seeking basic earth-science information.
 
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This small book will surely find interest among both science and non-science students. The easy-to-read text and colorful Japanese-style cartoon graphics presents a fact-based and often personified description of the basic features of planet Earth. . . . Bulleted items at the bottom of each page provide scientific trivia, which may lead students to do more investigation and research. This is a fun and engaging introduction to the place we call home and will surely spark an interest in other titles by this author.

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