Did you know that Venus shines so brightly in the night sky that sometimes it actually casts shadows here on Earth? Or that a single day on Venus lasts as long as 243 days on Earth? Or that Venus is so hot that even robots can't survive on its scorching surface? These and dozens of other fascinating facts provide a perfect high-interest introduction to the most deadly planet in the solar system, Venus. Filled with information perfectly suited to a second-grade audience, this accessible, high-impact book combines solid science, technology, and even math with up-to-the-minute information, odd and often quirky facts, and astounding space photography. It also provides plenty of surprises and teachable moments that will draw young children into a rewarding, kid-friendly reading experience.