Litercurious Book Review
|Title||Peter and the Dwarf Planets|
|Author/Illustrator||Stephen J. Alexander / Laura Coppolaro|
|Publisher||Olympia Publishers (August 30, 2018)|
|ISBN 10/13||1788301412 / 978-1788301411|
WHO IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?
Peter and the Dwarf Planets is written for children 5-11 years old.
Peter and the Dwarf Planets is a bedtime story for children. It relates the adventures of a father and his son, Peter, exploring the solar system. The father, Daddy, is speaking with Peter about the different planets when the subject of dwarf planets comes up. As Peter starts to drift off to sleep, he imagines a great space adventure with Daddy. They travel together checking out all of the planets on their way out to Pluto.
Peter and the Dwarf Planets is a very short book. The story starts in a rhyming fashion, losses it for a couple of pages in the middle, and then rhymes to the end. The flow is easy and great for small children. It teaches kids about planets, dwarf planets, and our solar system while entertaining them.
The illustrations by Laura Coppolaro are very nice. They are colorful, fun, and appealing. They make the book a joy to look at while reading. A child can use their imagination while viewing the pictures and reading/hearing the story.
Overall, this book is a joy to read. Anyone will love sharing this story with their young children at bedtime. I only wish it were a little longer. I can’t wait to see what Peter and Daddy get up to next.
SPECIAL MENTION – ILLUSTRATOR
I would like to thank Stephen J. Alexander and Olympia Publishers for affording me the opportunity to review Peter and the Dwarf Planets.
LITERCURIOUS CHILD FRIENDLY JOKE
Q. Why don’t bears wear shoes?
A. Because they have bear feet.