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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers (September 24, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0618605681
  • ISBN-13: 978-0618605682
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 0.1 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #503,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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[S]pare and jovial watercolor illustrations...a far-out bedtime read, including an understanding of the need to delay the inevitable… --Kirkus 9/1/07

Kirkus Reviews

"This picture book offers plenty to enjoy...a lovely, childlike adventure..." Booklist 10/15/07 Booklist, ALA

"Kids who love outer space and rockets will adore this quiet, imaginative adventure." SLJ 10/2007 School Library Journal

About the Author

Master minimalist Leo Landry once again shares the power of secret worlds in this unique fantasy for young children. A love of the moon and all things Apollo originated in Leo’s childhood. He says he has distinct memories of playing a recording of the first moon landing while jumping off the front porch. He and his family live in Easton, Massachusetts.

More About the Author

Leo Landry is the author and illustrator of Eat Your Peas, Ivy Louise and The Snow Ghosts. He lives with his wife and daughter in Easton, Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.leolandry.com/.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. Michaud on May 31, 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is a whimsical and gentle story illustrated with simple, childlike drawings. A thoughtful and funny bedtime story from a child's point of view, true to every little kid's way of thinking. I love how it so matter-of-factly moves between Nicolas' reality and his imagination. Or maybe it's all real? :)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DJ Joe Sixpack HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on October 19, 2007
Format: Hardcover
A cute story about a little boy who finds himself irritated by all the noise at home when he's trying to go to sleep. He zooms off to the moon to get away from the bog barking, the baby crying, the beeping cars and whatnot. The moon is quiet, but lonely, so he zooms back again, just in time to say goodnight to his parents. The fantasy element is nice, with the same sort of surrealistic silliness as Crockett Johnson's classic "Purple Crayon" books, although the story somehow isn't as satisfying as it might have been. Worth checking out, especially if you have a future astronaut in your house. (ReadThatAgain!)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By momof2boys on July 9, 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
my son loves space and he loves this book too. he imagines he is space boy when he reads it and enjoys every minute of the read. simple text and pix make it an easy bedtime read. recommend for all space boys and girls.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Denise Patterson VINE VOICE on December 30, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I have to admit, I was irritated with the book from the first three words - "The moon shined"? I mean, really, no one in the entire publishing process looked at that and said, "Wait a minute, shouldn't that be 'The moon SHONE'?" Correct word usage is NOT insignificant in a book for small children.

That said, it is a gentle, soothing bedtime book for space-loving preschoolers. Almost too much so - my son got a little restless with the descriptions of camping on the moon and asked me to put the book away and get another one at one point, so we skipped the rest of that page and moved on. Harold's Trip to the Moon is still our first choice for a bedtime space book, but I'm sure this title will get some play too, with a little judicious editing on mom's part.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Emily Dickinson on November 14, 2007
Format: Hardcover
My 6 year old son is really into astronauts and space and loves this book. It is a perfect bedtime story about a little boy who has to go to bed but it is too noisy in his house so he gets in his rocket and takes off for the moon for a little peace and quiet. He has a picnic while there and by the time he returns it is all quiet in his house and he is ready to go to bed. It is a sweet, nice book with wonderful illustrations. I highly recommend this book for anyone with a little boy with an imagination and thinks it would be cool to go to the moon.
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