Two artists at the height of their powers have created a beautiful book with an unforgettable message about the moon and an even important message about the earth A publishing event If you decide to go to the moon, writes Faith McNulty, read this book first It will tellyou how to get there and what to do after youland The most important part tells you how to get home Written in the second person, the text allows the reader to participate in every aspect of the journey, from packing don t forget your diary and plenty of food to liftoff at first you ll feel heavy don t worry to traveling thorugh space where the moon glows like a pearl in the black, black sky The reader lands at the Sea of Tranquility, the site of the first lunar landing...
|Title||:||If You Decide To Go To The Moon|
|Publisher||:||Scholastic Press 1st edition October 1, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||48 pages|
|File Size||:||977 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
If You Decide To Go To The Moon Reviews
The descriptions are neat. I enjoyed a few of the details and learned something new myself. Stephen Kellogg's illustrations are wonderful as usual. The descriptions were wonderful but at times it feels like the author's name should be "Incredibly concerned parent about child actually going to space". A few lines of it were awkward and seemed like scare tactics to not want to go. The end was weird too. The whole book is about going to the moon and the last page about loving the earth and the things that live on it. Which is a wonderful message but it felt out of place considering the moon was always going to be a visit throughout the book and suddenly it was like, "But you don't want to live there".
I originally bought this book on Amazon for my four-year-old son. I don't know if I didn't read the suggested ages of the book, or the recommended ages were even listed. However, this book was not written for preschool children. It was well written and can be enjoyed by primary grade students on any given day. I tried reading it to my young son a couple of different times. While he liked parts of the story, it really was too long for him, and he lost his desire or ability to concentrate until the end of the book. Faith McNuffy is truly an original writer, with the ability to have a child's imagination. Although my son won't sit through the entire book as of now, I will be sure to keep this book in our collection of books until he gets just a little bit older.
I mostly really like this book.. My son is obsessed with all things space, so I had to get this. I just can't help but feel that some of the wording, especially towards the end, borders on religious.
I bought this book as a gift for my 3 year old cousin who is very much into space. The book may be a little to mature for her just yet but I know it is something she can grow with and will love even more as she gets older. I am so impressed with the illustrations and the vivid colors in this book. I had it sitting on my kitchen counter before wrapping it and my husband saw it and was really excited about it, thinking that I got it for our daughter. Well I plan to buy another copy for her very soon. It's worth the price!
I read a previous one star review and decided to check the book out from the library before purchasing. I concur there was a spelling error and after checking out the definition of meteor, found the one star reviewer was correct.
My grandson loved this book, to the point they cannot say the name out loud, but must put it away if parents are not will to be reading it constantly. He is only 26 months, but is obsessed with spacemen. Would definetly recommend this book to anyone. I have not seen it, but my daughter says it was a major big hit.
My son loves this book since he loves the idea of travelling to a different world on a rocket. The art is great and the story explains space travel to kids without getting bogged down in minutiae. This is actually our second copy since the first one fell into the hand of a toddler in a destructive phase. Well worth buying again.
This is a beautiful book that my 3 year old loves, but, despite being appropriate for a 3 year old, it is a pleasure to read to him, because it is full of provocative ideas that adults enjoy. I suspect we will both continue to enjoy it for years to come. It is a great companion to 'On the Moon' by Anna Milbourne and Benji Davies, which is essentially a re-telling of the Apollo mission for kids, whereas this book is a re-imagining of the Apollo mission. It follows an imaginary modern journey to the Moon, where, among other things, the young astronaut finds the flag left by the Apollo astronauts blown over by their blast off, and re-erects it. It ends by comparing the richness of life on Earth, made possible by air and water, to the desolation of the Moon. It is also beautifully illustrated.