Children's Book Review and #Giveaway: Meet the Planets (Ends 4/30) CLOSED

Saturday, April 16, 2011 Posted by Dina N

Book Description
Soar into the Solar System to witness the first Favorite Planet Competition, emceed by none other than the former-ninth planet, now known as dwarf planet Pluto. The readers become the judges after the sun can’t pick a favorite and the meteors leave for a shower. Who will the lucky winning planet be? Could it be speedy-messenger Mercury, light-on-his-feet Saturn, or smoking-hot Venus? Readers learn all about each planet as Pluto announces them with short, tongue-in-cheek facts. Children will spend hours searching the art for all the references to famous scientists and people of history, space technology, constellations, art, and classic literature.

My Review
Meet the Planets by John McGranaghan is a beautifully illustrated children's book about the planets in the Solar System. It introduces kids to the inner and outer planets, from Mercury to Neptune, presenting interesting facts about each planet in turn. The author gives quite a bit of information in a fun, kid-friendly way, and succeeds in making the book educational as well as entertaining. At the end of the book, there is a special section For Creative Minds. It includes a table with how long it takes each planet to revolve around the Sun, surface temperatures, distance from the Sun, solar system true or false questions, and more. In addition, there are tons of extra activities available on the Meet the Planets page for more learning fun.

Deal Alert
Use coupon code SPRING2011 to get 20% off your purchase from SylvanDellPublishing.com until May 31, 2011.


The Giveaway
One lucky U.S. reader will win a copy of Meet the Planets!

To enter, please visit Sylvan Dell Publishing and comment below with the title of another book that you'd like to share with the kids in your life.

For extra entries, feel free to do any or all of the following:

  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway – you can do this once a day, feel free to copy and paste: "#Win a copy of Meet the Planets #children's book! #Giveaway ends 4/30 @aitmama #contests #kids #books @SylvanDell http://tiny.cc/8rbi0";
  • tell us who would be enjoying the book if you won;
  • follow @SylvanDell on twitter;
  • if you are a friend of Sylvan Dell Publishing on Facebook, let me know below for an extra entry;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is April 30, 2011, 11:59pm EST. A winner will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or an alternate will be chosen. Open to those of age 18+ with mailing addresses in the U.S. The winner will receive their prize directly from the sponsor.

Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Photo and book info courtesy of the publisher.

154 comments:

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  2. shana said...

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  9. Carrie Phelps said...

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  12. Carrie Phelps said...

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  20. Trung Nguyen said...

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  22. Trung Nguyen said...

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  33. BusyWorkingMama said...

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  41. mrsshukra said...

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  48. freddie said...

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  49. freddie said...

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  50. freddie said...

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  51. freddie said...

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  59. Katrina said...

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  60. mrsshukra said...

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  61. mrsshukra said...

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  62. Wehaf said...

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  63. Hollowsins said...

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  68. mrsshukra said...

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  69. Raven In A Blue Room said...

    I love the Deep in the Desert book

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  79. Michelle Willow said...

    I like One odd day

  80. Michelle Willow said...

    The book would be for my daughter

  81. Michelle Willow said...

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  83. mrsshukra said...

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  84. Anonymous said...

    I like "How the Moon Regained Her Strength" to go along with our space unit.
    Maria
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  85. Anonymous said...

    My third grade students would be enjoying the book!

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  86. Domestic Diva said...

    The glaciers are melting looks interesting

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  87. Domestic Diva said...

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  88. ktgonyea said...

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  90. ktgonyea said...

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  91. ktgonyea said...

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  92. mrsshukra said...

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  93. mrsshukra said...

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  94. AnneLoyd said...

    I would like to read Twas the Day Before Zoo Day to my kids!

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  95. AnneLoyd said...

    If I won, my son and daughter would be enjoying this book.

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  103. mrsshukra said...

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  104. mrsshukra said...

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  105. mrsshukra said...

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  106. Kristie said...

    The Glaciers Are Melting looks like a cute book also. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  107. A (Daily) Woman said...

    I like Big Cat, Little Kitty book.

  108. A (Daily) Woman said...

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  109. A (Daily) Woman said...

    This book would be for my son.

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  114. A (Daily) Woman said...

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  115. mrsshukra said...

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  116. Anonymous said...

    I would also love the book, ABC Safari.
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  117. Anonymous said...

    The kids in my life who would be enjoying this book should I win are my students as I teach students with special needs in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade.
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  118. mrsshukra said...

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  119. mrsshukra said...

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  120. lisa said...

    Big Cat, Little Kitty

  121. lisa said...

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  122. lisa said...

    if I won, my kids would love this book :)

  123. Julie said...

    If I won, my boys would be the ones enjoying it for sure!

  124. Julie said...

    I'd choose Habitat Spy

  125. Angie L. said...

    Great blog! I am wishing for "The Giraff who was afraid of heights"

  126. Mandy said...

    I would like ABC safari!
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  131. The Knapps said...

    I would also love to read Big Cat, Little Kitty since we love cats :)

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  132. The Knapps said...

    My niece would be the one to enjoy this book.

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  134. Diana said...

    I would choose the book Champs Story
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  135. Diana said...

    This book would be to share with my 4 little granddaughters
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  138. Kristie said...

    Fur and Feathers looks like a cute book!

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  139. Gianna said...

    My daughter is studying the planets right now!
    I also like Big Cat Little Kitty.

  140. Gianna said...

    My daughter would.. she is loving making pictures of the solar system lately.

  141. Gianna said...

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  142. Gianna said...

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  143. Gianna said...

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  144. TIFFANY said...

    If a Dolphin Was a Fish looks cute!

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  145. Forget Shyness Reviews said...

    my kid would also like this - http://www.sylvandellpublishing.com/bookpage.php?id=Owl

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  147. Forget Shyness Reviews said...

    if i won my son would be enjoying this book

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  153. joyfilled said...

    I think "If Dolphin Were Fish" looks good!

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  154. joyfilled said...

    I would love to use this book as part of our homeschool lessons with my daughter!

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