8 Spinning Planets
by Brian James illustrated by Russell Benfanti
This appealing book is a perfect introduction to the planets for the younger set (ages 3-5). Each planet is described in four lines of simple rhyming text, a photo detail with a single fact, and the planets spread across the sky as shiny, colorful spheres appearing through cut-outs in each exciting double page illustration. This book grabs your attention and holds it all the way to Neptune (little Pluto is identified in the background). I'm finding it hard to describe well, but this book is awesome!