Climb aboard the spaceship bus for a fantastic field trip adventure to the moon. Once they land, students debark and set out with their teacher to explore. They jump over trenches and see craters and mountains on the moon's surface and even Earth in the faraway distance. One student takes a break to draw some pictures, falls asleep, and wakes up to discover that the rest of the class and the spaceship are gone. But while she's waiting to be rescued, she has an extraordinary adventure all her own!
With rich atmospheric art, John Hare's wordless picture book invites children to imagine themselves in the story — a story full of surprises including some friendly space creatures. Published for the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon walk, it is a perfect complement to discussions and lessons on the moon landing.
"The consummate artist continues drawing, attracting the attention of a small group of friendly aliens — whose skin tones perfectly match the dusky gray of the moon’s surface and who marvel at the crayons’ varied hues. Readers may have mixed feelings about the eventual rescue (the aliens seem like a lot of fun), but a final spread showing the child’s face for the first time (a shaggy-haired kid with just a single gray crayon left) makes the story all the more relatable. A clever and noteworthy tale of lunar adventure." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||May 14, 2019|
|Publisher||Margaret Ferguson Books|