Blast-off! Up into the shy goes the space shuttle. Into orbit, the astronauts get a taste of ready-to-eat food, experience zero gravity, go for space walks, and even fix a satellite. It's fun to fly aboard the shuttle...and then come back to earth.‘A young girl declares her longing to ‘fly on the shuttle into outer space.’ The familiar acts of eating, sleeping, and working become intense and special as she and the rest of the crew go about their business. The illustrations positively glow in this simple, lyrical picture book that will have nearly everyone off and flying.’ —SLJ.
1988 Fanfare Honor List (The Horn Book)
Best Illustrated Children's Books of 1988 (NYT)
Oustanding Science Trade Books for Children 1988 (NSTA/CBC)
Byron Barton is the creator of many picture books for young children, including My Car, Building a House, Machines at Work, and Little Red Hen.
Such a cute book. My 18 month old loves it, and already knows most of the words :)Published 4 days ago by Stephanie
This is an oldie but goodie. Illustrations are simple but clear about what is important in the picture. The only problem nowadays is that the space shuttle program is gone. Read morePublished 3 months ago by M. Wright
The back of this book says for kids 4-8, but I think it should be for kids 0-2. Each page has about 4-6 words on it and one page has no words on it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mommy2008TX
My Son was in Kindergarten, he checked it out from the school library. Every Week he re-checked this book out! He kept this book for several months. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Geekerella00
This is a great book. My son love it. it is beautiful for kindergarten kids to know about the moon and astronauts work.Published 8 months ago by MAYRA MENDEZ
I read this story to my preschool classroom and they loved it. The pictures and colors are great. It came in good condition and on time.Published 8 months ago by Nyislandgirl
1 of an excellent bunch of science related books for toddlers. very easy for them to understand and they enjoy having the books read.Published 8 months ago by Danon Diggs-Ream