Written by Jane DeSuza & illustrated by Prashant Miranda
Each planet takes a turn to waltz onto the page and introduce itself in this fun take on the solar system. From small, sprightly Mercury to life nurturing Earth, ‘wild child’ Mars and spinning Saturn, each planet is given a personality, making information about space engaging and easy-to-remember.
Jam-packed with knowledge which is easy-to-absorb, this makes an accessible entry point into the topic, and discussing the science behind the rhyme would extend its reach for older children. It would also make an excellent prompt for a dramatized production or space-themed project.
My son loved it so much he slept with it under his pillow for a whole week — Anjali Mathew, textile designer and mother of two