Oct 032022
Review: The Solar System For Smartypants
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Title: The Solar System For Smartypants
Author: Anushka Ravishankar
Illustrator: Pia Alize Hazarika
Publisher: Duckbill –  An imprint of Penguin Random House
Type: Hardcover
Pages: 40 
Recommended Age: 4-8 yrs

Our favourite topic is space and this book perfectly describes the best known part of space: our beloved solar system.

The author, in a light tone, explains different layers of the solar system and keeps the child’s interest intact. The fun elements are added at the right places and the facts are properly stated. The book explains each and every planet in a child friendly way and increases the curiosity in the readers to know more about the mysteries they enfold. The facts are stated in a relatable manner; for instance, although Mars is dusty, but our rooms shouldn’t be as dusty as Mars 🙂

My son Namish and I played a game  and every time we landed on a planet (in our imagination) we referred to the book to get the precise information from the book. This way we converted the wonderful book into a fun filled game!

The right amount of information for the age is provided and helps the child to decide whether they want to explore more and more and more (which they will want to).  The book is a great addition to the library and I feel it is a great introduction to our solar system for children.

The book also makes references to another book which talks about Gravity and trust me folks I would certainly now want to read the appropriate information on gravity.

There are more books in this Smartypants series. You can read the rest of the reviews here:

Achira’s review of GRAVITY can be found here.
EVOLUTION has been reviewed by Amardeep.
PHOTOSYNTHESIS reviewed by Mahima, can be read here.

If you enjoyed this review and wish to land on a planet of your choice, you may buy the book from Amazon (kbc affiliate link),


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