Saturday, September 29, 2018

Astromouse by Steve Smallman

- Will Astromouse Make It To The Moon? -

Since many people say the moon is made of cheese, Pips mom isn't surprised when he tells her he sees a mouse on the moon. Pip loves stinky cheese, so he's determined to be an astromouse and fly to the moon where the cheese is! He makes a rocket (of sorts) and tries to take off, but things don't go as expected.

On his way back home from his failed attempt to fly to the moon, he sees the moon's reflection in a pond. He's positive the moon has come to see him since he couldn't make it there. He carefully leans over to smell the moon. Ugh, it smells like pond water! Suddenly the eyes of a large frog appear and frighten Pip.

Will he still be determined to visit the moon after that scare?

My Thoughts

What Concerned Me: The story was fine, but I was distracted by the text which didn't feel tight.


What I Liked Most:  Pip's attempts to reach the moon should delight children. The illustrations are detailed and extremely cute.

Steve Smallman
Publisher: QEB Publishing (June 2018)

  • Ages: 4 - 6
  • Pages: 24

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