This bestselling picture book from children’s book veteran Franklyn M. Branley and New York Times bestselling artist Michael Rex now has a fresh cover look! Did you know that every minute of the day, even when you are standing still, the earth is going around the sun? Read and find out about how the sun and its distance from the Earth affect the weather. The engaging, easy-to-read narrative describes how the sun makes the seasons and also invites kids to make their own simple orbiting model with an orange and a pencil.
From the Back Cover
The sun shines down on us, giving warmth and light. But did you know that the sun also makes the seasons? As the earth makes one complete rotation around the sun every year, the seasons on the earth change -- from winter to spring to summer to fall and back to winter again. Find out how the light from the sun affects life on the earth for all living things in this look at the only star in our solar system.
About the Author
Franklyn M. Branley was Astronomer Emeritus and former Chairman of the American Museum of Natural History–Hayden Planetarium. In 1960, he originated the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, dedicated to explaining science to young children and encouraging them to explore their world. Dr. Branley was the author of over 150 science books for children.
Michael Rex is the creator of over thirty books for children, including the #1 New York Times bestsellers Goodnight Goon and the Runaway Mummy, as well as the Fangbone! and Icky Ricky chapter book series. Mr. Rex lives with his family in the Bronx, NY.