Oh hey, guess what? The Sun never stops working to keep things on Earth running smoothly. (That's why it's been Employee of the Month for 4.5 billion years.) So why does the Sun get to be the center of attention? Because it's our solar system's very own star!
This funny and factual picture book from Awkward Yeti creator Nick Seluk explains every part of the Sun's big job: keeping our solar system together, giving Earth day and night, keeping us warm, and more. In fact, the Sun does so much for us that we wouldn't be alive without it. That's kind of a big deal.
Each spread features bite-sized text and comic-style art with sidebars sprinkled throughout. Anthropomorphized planets (and Pluto) chime in with commentary as readers learn about the Sun. For instance, Mars found someone's rover. Earth wants the Sun to do more stuff for it. And Jupiter just wants the Sun's autograph. Funny, smart, and accessible, The Sun Is Kind of a Big Deal is a must-have!
Comics artist and author Seluk (Heart and Brain) educates readers about the sun's very important job. In bold, bright graphics, Seluk introduces the sun and planets looking a bit like chatty Gobstoppers. The sun's star status is apparent, from its dark sunglasses to its fawning fans: "Could I have your autograph? It's for, um, my moon, Callisto," Jupiter requests. The sun gives light to Earth, provides warmth, and "helps bring us rain and grow plants to produce the oxygen we breathe," Seluk explains. Using playful analogies, visual gags, and infographics, the author presents key concepts in astronomy: planets are seen moving around the sun on a racetrack, and another spread clearly shows how Earth's temperatures range because of varying degrees of direct sunlight. It's a playful, upbeat introduction to the galaxy, with a brief exploration of more distant planets and stars. Ages 4 8.