Science, Space

Moon’s First Friend Susanna Leonard Hill

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Back of Book:
From high up in the sky, the Moon has spent her whole life watching Earth and hoping for someone to visit. Dinosaurs roam, pyramids are built, and boats are made, but still, no one comes. Will friends ever come to visit her?
Commemorate the extraordinary Apollo 11 spaceflight mission with this heartwarming story of the Moon who just wants a friend.
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Source Books Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
This book is out just in time for the Apollo 11 moon landing and is a perfect addition to any space unit.
I love that this picture book is unique in that it is written from the perspective of the moon. The moon is the queen of the night sky, but it doesn’t stop her from being extremely lonely. She looks down on earth and wishes that someone would come and visit her. The book goes through a progression of time that showcases popular periods and eras. Finally, man makes it to the moon. This story is the perfect blend of history and fun. It teaches readers about the moon landing in a whimsical and engaging way. The illustrations by Elisa Paganelli are bright and cheerful. They perfectly capture the friendly moon. The back of the book is filled with interesting facts about the moon, the Apollo 11 Voyage, and the rocket that took them there. The book also includes a QR code that can be scanned so readers can hear Neil Armstrong’s voice.
This is a great story and one that will be enjoyed over and over again.
Ages 5 and up
40 Pages

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