Reading/Interest Level: Primary
Author: Walt K. Moon
Publisher: Ediciones Lerner
The sun is a giant ball of gas at the center of our solar system. The nearest star to earth, it not only gives light but also warms the planet and makes life possible. Without the sun, plants couldn’t grow. Life on earth would be very different without the sun. Much more happens on the sun than can be seen with the naked eye. Thanks to powerful telescopes and other equipment, scientists have been able to answer many questions about the sun, such as why it has dark spots.
Not many people have had the chance to venture into outer space, but thanks to the A First Look at Space collection, the young reader is able to explore space through clear and captivating images. Acting as a go-to resource to learn simple and clear facts about the sun, Exploremos el Sol and its English counterpart, Let’s Explore the Sun, would be dependable in any school or home library. On the last page of the book as well as on the back cover, there are references to additional text and online resources to learn more about the sun. This would be useful in helping a young child do research or satisfy a curiosity.