Go for the Moon: A Rocket, a Boy, and the First Moon Landing by Chris Gall


Back of Book:
The Apollo 11 astronauts have prepared carefully for their attempt to be the first men to land on the moon. The young narrator of this book has prepared carefully, too: he explains the design of the spacecraft, the flight from the earth to the moon, and the drama of touching down–while shadowing the astronaut’s voyage with one of his own.
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Roaring Brook Press in exchange for an honest review.
This book follows the authors real-life story of watching man step onto the moon for the first time. The text is a fantastic blend of history and science. It captures the emotions of the first moon landing while covering STEAM topics in an exciting way. Chris described every detail in a way that allows readers to feel like they are experiencing this huge event with him. The story also focuses on Chris’s personal life as he creates and builds his own rocket. The illustrations bring the story to life with bright and vivid images. I was amazed at the detail within each picture. The back of the book has a note from the author about how the moon landing forever changed him. The back of the book also has a page of fun facts and a glossary of the terms used throughout the book.
This is a perfect book to share in the celebration of the Apollo 11 anniversary. I highly recommend this book.
Ages 6 and up
48 Pages

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