The Sun Is Kind of a Big Deal (Hardcover)

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By Nick Seluk, Nick Seluk (Illustrator)
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A hilarious nonfiction picture book from the New York Times bestselling author and creator of Awkward Yeti.

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!

About the Author

Nick Seluk worked as a graphic designer before becoming a full-time illustrator. He is the creator of the popular Awkward Yeti comic and author of the New York Times bestselling Heart and Brain, and its follow-ups Gut Instincts and Body Language. His work has appeared on, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, reddit, and blogs across the internet. Nick lives in Michigan with his wife, three kids, and a very awkward dog. You can find more info on Nick at

Praise For…

Praise for The Sun Is Kind of a Big Deal:

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"This charming star shines bright." - Kirkus

* "Readers are sure to find this picture book thoroughly enjoyable and cosmically intriguing. The lone star of the solar system takes center stage as a comics writer and illustrator [Nick Seluk] explains why the Sun is so vital to our existence." - Shelf Awareness, starred review

"The silliness might be the trick to get students learning about the sun in a fun way. VERDICT An amusing treat for kids interested in space." - School Library Journal

"Using playful analogies, visual gags, and infographics, the author presents key concepts in astronomy... It's a playful, upbeat introduction to the galaxy." -- Publishers Weekly

"The broad scope of coverage that Seluk achieves in so slim a title distinguishes this from other solar system picture books." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Product Details
ISBN: 9781338166972
ISBN-10: 1338166972
Publisher: Orchard Books
Publication Date: October 9th, 2018
Pages: 40
Language: English