A is for Astronaut: Blasting Through the Alphabet

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Kids love things about space. Many dream of being astronauts. So what better subject for an alphabet book than this, and who better to write it than a real astronaut who spent several months on the International Space Station? While younger readers and listeners will love this book, the way it is structured will draw in middle-grade readers. Sleeping Bear Press has a number of alphabet books that are designed to reach this wider audience. This one has a short verse for each of the letters of the alphabet that will please younger readers, but each also has a longer prose piece giving much more in-depth information about the particular topic. This is a great way to introduce terms to little ones while satisfying older readers’ thirst for deeper understanding. Author Clayton Anderson does a good job choosing the topics. His prose writing is certainly stronger than his verse, but he makes both fun and interesting, and he gets a surprising amount of historical and technical information in the short prose sections — each two or three paragraphs long. Illustrations by Scott Brundage are fun yet still have great details in them, the perfect complement to the text.

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Author Clayton Anderson • Scott Brundage, Illustrator
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 32 pages
Publisher Sleeping Bear Press
Publish Date 2018-Mar-15
ISBN 9781585363964
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Issue July 2018
Category Children's


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