When You’re Going to the Moon
Written by : Sasha Beekman
Illustrated by: Vivienne To
Published by: Affirm Press, Melbourne, Australia
Ages: 3 – 7 years
Theme: dreams, reaching for the stars. Courage, joy of adventure
Opening Lines: There’s a lot you’ve got to fit in your little green bag when you’re going to the moon.
Synopsis: Your pet iguana, tap-dancing shoes, an inflatable moose …What else might you need when you’re going to the moon? From an exciting new duo comes a heartfelt story about dreaming your biggest dream and taking it to the stars
Why I like this: In this gorgeously illustrated book a cute pixie girl dreams of going to wonderful places (she sounds just like me). Looking out at the stars on a clear night you can dream of anywhere you want to be. I know! I’ve been there! In these eye popping illustrations our main character marks the spot on the map of home so she knows where to return to. (a little of The Wild Things comes to mind) The text trips, skips and runs across the page in a lyrical fashion as if she is chatting excitedly to us and we must hurry if we are to join her on her journey along with her pet A sweet book to read.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go to the moon?
Resources/Findings: A lovely Teachers Guide on the story…. http://www.lamontbooks.com.au/media/128558/publishers-notes-when-youre-going-to-the-moon.pdf
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