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 author-artist of many beloved picture books for the youngest reader, including My Car; My Bus; Building a House; Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs; and Machines at Work. His books have earned numerous awards and honors, including six ALA Notable Book Awards, a New York Times Best Illustrated Books selection, five School Library Journal Best Books of the Year selections, and two Reading Rainbow books. He lives in Florida.
My son is into "space" right now and so this book is perfect. Love Byron Barton books!Published 1 month ago by Heather
Elementary, but fun. It could have been a little more exciting, after all we are talking about one of he most exciting professions ever....Published 2 months ago by Chelsea V
This book is terrific for young kids. My students are 3-4 years old. They loved it and now they all want to go to college to be an astronaut.Published 2 months ago by Tekla Borner
My 4 yo grandson loved this. We play Astronaut ant the book has been unitentionally launched a few times. It's definitely not one for before nap or bed. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Linda Sukulele
Such a cute book. My 18 month old loves it, and already knows most of the words :)Published 7 months ago by Stephanie