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If You Decide to Go to the Moon

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  • Posted November 8, 2011


    I purchased this book for a college course dedicated to childrens literature. This book was such a great choice! The story as well as the illustrations are wonderful! It is full of color and a joy to read. The students truly love it! This is a MUST HAVE for anyones library. This book would be great for anyone with a child in primary grades! Very educational and very fun to read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2008

    Trip to Moon

    Imagine a space exploration trip as a child and you have an opportunity to go all by yourself. This story gives a step by step explanation on a trip to the moon. It begins by suggesting the necessary items need to travel. Next, the reader is informed on what to do while traveling through space. Once the destination to the moon has been reached, the reader will learn what it is like to be on the moon. Finally, there are necessary steps to do when going back home. This story allows readers to get a good glimpse of space travel to the moon. Evaluation: This story gives a step-by-step portrayal on what it is like to go to the moon. The author has taken the time to give details on how to prepare, space travel, arrival/study of moon and the trip home. The story is written in child friendly language which appeals to younger audience. The text is nicely put together in sequential order from start to finish of a journey to the moon. It is organized in a writing style that allows concepts and information to be comprehended in the most abstract manner. The author describes the setting in a way that makes readers actually feel like they are on the moon. The illustrations in this book actually look real. From the colors of the planets to the spaceship, look as realistic as they could get for being close to reality. Overall, this book is dazzling! The illustrations maintain and broaden the text, and are amazing to look at. This book would be great to use in a classroom if you are studying space or doing an imaginary trip to the moon. I actually used this when my students and I were studying information about the moon. It was a good trade book to use besides the textbook because it allowed students to pretend they were apart of space travel. This book is written for children from kindergarten to third grade. Some classroom activities could be to compare and contrast the moon and earth with a Venn diagram, complete a KWL chart about the moon, or keep a journal of an imaginary trip to the moon. There really are not any concerns or issues for using this book in the classroom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2007

    McNulty weaves in factual information about the moon within an adventure

    The writing style of the book makes a reader feel as though they truly signed up to go to the moon and this is their itinerary, step-by-step to the moon. This book has been made user friendly for the younger audience. McNulty has done a wonderful job at breaking concepts down to simplistic terms for readers to comprehend. The illustrations in this book are incredible! Kellogg has used realistic colors to represent the earth and moon. Kellogg has used space nicely in this book¿objects that are described to be far away are smaller than the objects that are up front. The texture of this four-page-spread shows movement in the water, fur on the animals, and wrinkles in the leathery skin of other animals. The four-page-spread is very nicely illustrated. All four pages bleed into the other. The colors and detail in these four pages are incredible! Overall, this book is stunning! The illustrations support and extend the text, and are amazing to look at. The text is nicely put together in sequential order from start to finish of a journey to the moon. There are facts within the story that make it a wonderful resource in a classroom. I will definitely use this book in my own classroom, whether it be for an imaginary trip to the moon for fun, or as the start of a unit on the moon and space.

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