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Posted June 29, 2009
MOONSHOT Hits the Target
This book, written in blank verse and beautifully illustrated, takes young readers up, up and away to man's first step on the moon. Even though the story is already well known, the author manages to invoke a full spectrum of emotions - elation, worry, triumph and joy. I heartily recommend MOONSHOT for aspiring astronauts of both sexes and, frankly, for children of all ages. I enjoyed reading this as much as my three grandchildren, ages 8,6 and 4, enjoyed listening to it. At age eight my granddaughter can read it by herself, her six year old brother with some help. Everyone, however, loved it.
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Posted October 10, 2011
"3.2.1.ZERO.LIFTOFF!" The excitement and anticipation one has when there is a countdown is reflective of this wonderful account of the flight of Apollo 11's mission to the moon told by Brian Floca's "Moonshot The Flight of Apollo 11." This book is not only ideal for young children but for all ages. It's brief yet informative, with each page you're learning about the process and/or experiences of the mission.
The water color illustrations are vivid and detailed. It was fun to study the pictures. I read it a few times and every time I found something new. For young kids that can't read looking at the pictures tells the process and story of the mission without the text. This book will be a treasure and a tool that I hope to share with the young kids in my life.
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