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The Planets: Sam Sun : Phamie Macdonald

The Planets: Sam Sun (Book one)The Planets: Sam Sun

by Phamie Macdonald

Reading level:
Ages 4-8

Paperback:
34 pages

Publisher: Four Corners Vision; First edition (30 Sep 2008)

Sam Sun is the first in a new self-published series, The Planets, by Phamie Macdonald. Have you ever heard of solar wind, a stream of charged particles—a plasma—ejected from the upper atmosphere of the sun? Well, poor Sam Sun has a bad case of solar wind. Strange basis for a story, indeed. Macdonald has come up with a unique way to introduce the solar system to young children.

During this first story we meet Vicky Venus, the postmoon, and Uncle Halley (as in Halley’s comet). As I read, I laughed a lot and couldn’t help but be reminded a little of the Mr. Men series I grew up reading (that’s a good thing). The illustrations are bold and bright, enticing for any young reader. I think Sam Sun is so much fun and anyone with a good sense of humor will agree.

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