Rocket to the Moon!
by Don Brown
Amulet Books, 2019. 132 pages.
Review written July 22, 2019, from a library book
I’ve long said that comic format is the best possible way to make a book of nonfiction for children. Accompany all the facts with pictures, and it’s going to be much more memorable and easier to understand. Don Brown is particularly good at communicating information to children in this format.
This book about the history of space flight and particularly rockets to the moon was perfect reading for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.
He covers the history of mankind’s use of rockets, the first visionaries who thought of going into space, and the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union. Then he covers what it actually took to get men on the moon – including the big ideas behind the mission (Direct Ascent, Earth-Orbit Rendezvous, or Lunar-Orbit Rendezvous?).
This covers both the science and the history of flights to the moon in a compact graphic nonfiction form. A great way to communicate the big ideas!
Find this review on Sonderbooks at: www.sonderbooks.com/Childrens_Nonfiction/rocket_to_the_moon.html
Disclosure: I am an Amazon Affiliate, and will earn a small percentage if you order a book on Amazon after clicking through from my site.
Source: This review is based on a library book from Fairfax County Public Library.
Disclaimer: I am a professional librarian, but I maintain my website and blogs on my own time. The views expressed are solely my own, and in no way represent the official views of my employer or of any committee or group of which I am part.
What did you think of this book?