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How to Be on the Moon by Viviane Schwarz
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How to Be on the Moon (edition 2019)

by Viviane Schwarz (Author), Viviane Schwarz (Illustrator)

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In the follow-up to How to Find Gold, best friends Anna and Crocodile are going on another intrepid adventure -- this time, to the moon. It's almost impossible to get to the moon. It's out in space, which is dark and empty, and it's very far away. If Anna and Crocodile are going to make it to the moon, they'll need some special skills, like being able to do math and having a lot of patience. They'll also need to build a rocket. Not to mention the sandwiches for the journey. Luckily, when Anna and Crocodile put their minds together, nothing can stand in their way. Full of the same cheerful charm that made How to Find Gold so endearing, Viviane Schwarz's pitch-perfect text and wonderfully colorful illustrations launch this story off the page in a true celebration of curiosity and the magic of imaginative play.… (more)
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Title:How to Be on the Moon
Authors:Viviane Schwarz (Author)
Other authors:Viviane Schwarz (Illustrator)
Info:Candlewick (2019), 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****1/2
Tags:k-3, space, science, friendship, exploring

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I really enjoyed this book. I think this book would be a great read in a elementary science lesson. It would be a great introduction to space, engaging students in the lesson and helping them make connections to the lesson itself. I would read this to my class. ( )
  deannalowe | Dec 2, 2019 |
The first adventure of Anna, an adorably chubby brown girl, and Crocodile, showed them going on an exciting treasure hunt for gold. Now in their second adventure, they’re going to the moon!

In a gray room, Anna and Crocodile are playing a board game when Anna gets a great idea: "Let's go to the moon!" Despite Crocodile's worries, the two set off. First, they need a lot of things - math, patience, speed, and sandwiches. Finally, they are off!

After enjoying being weightless in their rocket (which looks rather like a backyard playhouse with some imaginative additions), the two arrive on the moon. They explore, marvel at the sights, and finally decide they had better go back - the Earth might feel lonely. They arrive back, ready to explore more things right on earth.

Schwarz story has a gentle, but also funny mood. Adult readers can see exactly how it follows the free-wheeling thoughts of a child's imagination while children themselves will be delighted with the silly adventure and perhaps inspired to try creating their own adventures.

Verdict: A celebration of imagination and friendship, this is a great choice for space, friendship, and imagination storytimes. Have the kids draw or construct their own rockets afterwards and watch imagination take over!

ISBN: 9781536205459; Published June 2019 by Candlewick; Review copy provided by publisher; Donated to the library
  JeanLittleLibrary | Oct 12, 2019 |
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