on October 27, 2001
This is a fine, carefully written Reader. My son, who plays with Lego, loved both the story and the pictures. Children should be finished basic phonics before they read it, unless parents are prepared to give them considerable help. The reader includes words such as "scientists" and "special".
on June 11, 2010
I agree with the other reviewers that this is a great book for little lego fanatics. He insisted on having it read to him three times in a row and was talking about it after that.
DK had to place a few factoids in the text, which I thought was unnecessary. We have a zillion kids' books and plenty of introductory space/astronomy books, and we didn't need to combine our pure-pleasure fiction with dry nonfiction. But I suppose it didn't really hurt, either.
It's not exactly great literature but it will capture the imagination of lego fiends, and getting them passionate about books is the name of the game...