Puffin Little Scientist : The Solar System

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Penguin Random House Australia, 2020. ISBN: 9781760897031. 96pp.
(Age: 6+) Highly recommended. The Puffin Little series look at the solar system is sure to enthuse young readers who are interested in science and prove to be a valuable easy to read reference book in a library. There is a Contents page that has the following headings and subtitles within many: Introduction, The solar system, The sun, The Rocky planets, The Asteroid Belt, The gas giants, The dwarf planets, Byond. There is also a Fast Facts section, a glossary and a Puffin quiz.
Set against a blue and white background, the print is large with good headings to assist a young reader. The planets have a fast facts page and then more pages describing unique features. Diagrams are well labelled and the little puffin who lurks throughout the book will fascinate children. Illustrations are often humorous as well as informative.
The book comes in a small format and will prove to be a valuable addition to a home library, school library and classroom.
Pat Pledger