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Thank You Mercury!

Written by Carmen Gloria

Illustrated by Carmen Gloria

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Thank You Mercury! Review

Featured Books for 3+ readers Featured Books for 5+ readers General Fiction Science Space

This vibrant inter-planetary picture book sees mini Mercury, the smallest planet closest to the sun, fulfill his mythical job as a messenger when he warns his fellow planets that a sun storm is approaching.

Mercury’s message makes its way to each planet in turn – loving Venus, lively Earth, warrior Mars, giant Jupiter (who “farts a lot”, due to being such a gaseous planet!), singing Saturn, ice-giant Uranus, before finally reaching freezing Neptune. Thanks to Mercury’s thoughtful warning and the planets’ varied ways of preparing for it, everyone stays safe from the storm.

The story imparts an underlying message of friendship and support through the entertaining and educational personification of the planets, and the page of planet-themed questions at the back is a great extra. All in all, this is a fun way to introduce 4+ year-olds to the solar system.

Joanne Owen, A LoveReading Ambassador

Thank You Mercury! Synopsis

The Perfect Book for Kids to learn about our solar system! Planet Mercury, the tiniest and closest to the Sun, has to warn other planets about a potential disaster. The message travels through space and time from planet to planet. They all react differently, and are grateful for the warning. What will happen to the planets in our solar system? With “Thank You Mercury!” kids will learn facts about astronomy and our solar system, while at the same time reading a fun story about friendship and gratitude.

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ISBN: 9781950767014
Publication date: 19/04/2019
Publisher: Uncommon Grammar
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781950767014
Publication date: 19th April 2019
Author: Carmen Gloria
Illustrator: Carmen Gloria
Publisher: Uncommon Grammar
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 38 pages
Suitable for: 3+ readers, 5+ readers
Genres: General Fiction, Science, Space
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Collections: 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing,

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