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SOLAR SYSTEM FORECAST by Kelly Kizer Whitt

SOLAR SYSTEM FORECAST

By Kelly Kizer Whitt (Author) , Laurie Allen Klein (Illustrator)

Age Range: 7 - 9

Pub Date: Aug. 10th, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-607185-239
Publisher: Sylvan Dell

Young astronauts preparing to blast off might want to check out these planetary weather forecasts first.

A friendly, green-skinned TV weatheralien (he calls himself a "weatherman" in the text) begins with the Sun (“active today, with dark sunspots scattered across the surface…”) and moves on to each planet in turn. There are additional reports for the moon Titan (“a 100% chance of very chilly methane-rain drizzle today!”) and the dwarf planet Pluto. Klein provides painted scenes featuring space-suited commuters, melted or frozen science gear and views of prominent storms, from a hurricane on Earth to Jupiter’s Great Red Spot. Readers in search of specific highs, lows and other meteorological data will be well served by the charts, tables, diagrams, quizzes and other enrichment material both at the end and online on the publisher’s site.

Essential information for savvy interplanetary travelers. (Informational picture book. 7-9)