MacDonald, Phamie. The Planets: Sam Sun. Book Review.

This is an odd book. First page features an illustration of our solar system and asks if we’ve ever wondered what the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets get up to when were not looking.

Then begins a story about Sam Sun whose pants keep setting on fire. Because of this, his friends think he is a liar. Sam Tells Uncle Hally, “I’ve just got the most terrible solar wind and it keeps saying my pants on fire.” The problem is solved. Sam isn’t taught how to cope with the situation. It ends with a note to the reader that when sky turned several shades of color it might be Sam Sun embarrassed about something.

At the end of the book is information about the actual solar system.

I just don’t get it. Was this meant to be a book of humor. There really isn’t enough to it for me to recommend purchasing it for a child.

Not recommended.


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