Friday, August 12, 2016

Planet Kindergarten: 100 Days in Orbit by Sue Ganz-Schmitt -OPTIONAL

Ganz-Schmitt, Sue Planet Kindergarten: 100 Days in Orbit Chronicle, 2016 $16.99.  PICTURE BOOK
This appear s to be a second book in a series. I can’t quite tell what is going on, they are kids at a real school who are pretending to be in space? Every task is space oriented, like returning library books in the wind is a space walk, and getting hit with a ball on the playground is to ‘brace for impact’. I They are nearing their 100th day of their mission and things go badly at the end, when they each bring 100 items and the main character boy lets loose a box of aliens.
This book was so confusing and would be doubly so for younger readers. You really had to look at the small details to get what was going on. There was a ton of space vocabulary that would go right over the heads of younger readers (as would those small details). It also seems to rely on the fact that you have read the first book (which I have not). The illustrations are busy but super creative and fun, my favorite part.

EL(K-3)  –OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.

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