Ninety-three million miles from the earth is a huge, glowing star called the sun. Even though this star is far away from our planet, it supplies us with light, warmth, wind, rain, and plant life. Nothing on earth can survive without the sun.
Dr. Asimov, noted scientist and science writer, presents interest facts about the sun’s origin, physical makeup, and relationship to our planet in an easy-to-understand text. After reading THE SUN, youngsters will want to do the suggested activities, such as observing sunlight’s effect on plant life or making a spectrum.
This Beginning Science book is published under the supervision of educators and technical authorities. Some seven year olds and most eight year olds will be able to read it with no assistance. For younger readers, a list of words that may be difficult is included. Full-color artwork and up-to-date photography compliment this basic introduction to the sun.
Another entry in the series of astronomy juveniles published by Follett, this book runs true the form established by The Moon—it’s heavily illustrated (with pictures that seem rather quaint nowadays), has a clear text, and is ideally suited for children about the age of seven or eight. It hasn’t been to badly battered by the passage of time, either, and so I’d continue to recommend it to very, very young children who want to know more about the sun.