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If Pluto Was a Pea

Space is so . . . BIG.  It's hard to wrap our heads around just HOW BIG!  This picture book helps compare the sizes of the planets in terms we can more easily grasp.

If Pluto Was a Pea by Gabrielle Prendergast & Rebecca Gerlings
E  523.49  PRE
In this informative and friendly story, two children—one with puffball pigtails, a gap-tooth smile, and a pair of moonboots; the other in a hipster sweater, striped trousers, and tousled hair—spend a night camping in a backyard. The girl enthusiastically reads from a book about space. Observing the stars around them, the two contemplate the relative sizes of the planetary bodies: “Pluto is much smaller than the other planets. That’s why it’s called a ‘Dwarf Planet.’ ” They use familiar objects as reference points to compare Pluto to the other planets (“If Pluto was a pea... Mercury would be a marble”), including measurements throughout.  Prendergast and Gerlings capture the children’s sense of wonder and relatable quest for adventure—both in their camping excursion and curiosity about galaxies beyond. [from Publishers Weekly]

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