Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

Hello, World! Solar System

Hello, World! Solar System

Jill McDonald
Nonfiction Board Book
For ages 2 to 4
Random House, 2016   ISBN: 978-0553521030

When we look up at the sky we see all kinds of things. At night there is the glowing moon - which changes shape over time - and sparkling stars. Though the moon is far away, humans have visited it and “Astronauts have left their footprints” on its surface.  During the day we see a beautiful golden sun, which lies at the center of our solar system. The sun’s heat warms the Earth and planets circle around it.

The author of this wonderful board book takes her young readers of a little trip around our solar system, introducing children to the planets, including the one that we live on. In addition to describing the sun, the moon, the planets and stars, she tells us about comets, which we sometimes see “soaring across the sky.”

With simple little descriptive phrases and wonderful multimedia artwork, the author of this charming book takes her audience up into the heavens, introducing them to the wonders of our solar system.