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Me and my place in space / by Joan Sweeney ; illustrated by Christine Gore.

By: Sweeney, Joan, 1930-2017 [author.].
Contributor(s): Gore, Christine [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Sweeney, Joan, Me... books: Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2018Copyright date: ©1998Edition: 2018 Knopf edition.Description: 32 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781524773632 (hardback).Subject(s): Astronomy -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literature | Solar system -- Pictorial works -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 523.2 Summary: Where is the Earth? Where is the sun? Where are the stars? With Earth as a starting point, a young astronaut leads readers on a tour past each planet and on to the stars, answering simple questions about our solar system. In clear language, drawings, and diagrams, space unfolds before a child's eyes. Colourful illustrations, filled with fun and detail, give children a lot to look for on every page and a glossary helps reinforce new words and concepts. A terrific teaching tool, Me and My Place in Space is an easy and enjoyable way to introduce the concept of space to the very youngest astronomers.
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Originally published in the United States by Crown Publishers, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York, in 1998.

Where is the Earth? Where is the sun? Where are the stars? With Earth as a starting point, a young astronaut leads readers on a tour past each planet and on to the stars, answering simple questions about our solar system. In clear language, drawings, and diagrams, space unfolds before a child's eyes. Colourful illustrations, filled with fun and detail, give children a lot to look for on every page and a glossary helps reinforce new words and concepts. A terrific teaching tool, Me and My Place in Space is an easy and enjoyable way to introduce the concept of space to the very youngest astronomers.

Ages 3-7.

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School Library Journal Review

PreS-Gr 2-The creators of Me on the Map (Crown, 1996) trump Robin Hirst's My Place in Space (Orchard, 1990) by adding a tour of the solar system to their young narrator's cheery recitation of her place in the universe. Donning an imaginary space suit and dashing off childlike crayon drawings as she goes, the russet-haired tour guide takes viewers past the Moon, Sun, and each planet, then out to the Milky Way and beyond. At each stop, she furnishes a digestible fact or two (Venus's "gleaming cloud cover makes it the brightest planet of them all"). Finally, she returns to her room to wonder, "Way out in space, is there another...planet like Earth? With another someone like me? Could be." Cable fills the spaces behind and around the crayon art with soft-focus views of a well-furnished playroom or unobtrusive star fields. Pair this upward-facing journey with Steve Jenkins's Looking Down (Ticknor & Fields, 1995) to give young children a clearer idea of the universe's size and structure, as well as their own places in the physical scheme of things.-John Peters, New York Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Horn Book Review

A child narrates simple descriptions of the planets, the sun, and the moon, and their positions in the solar system. Bright, cartoonish illustrations, some in the form of children's drawings, enliven the traditional listing of planets but introduce scientific errors and nonstandard representations of time, distance, and space. From HORN BOOK Spring 1999, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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