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Children's LiteratureWhat child has not looked at the moon and wondered? In simple language, this book provides basic information that may answer many children's first questions about our "closest neighbor in space." White text is set, strikingly, on black pages, each facing a large, sharp photograph of the moon. The book ends with a dramatic photograph of the Earth, small and mostly blue, taken from the chill, gray surface of the moon. Words that may be challenging for readers, such as satellite and crater, are defined within the text, allowing for a smoother flow of reading than when it is necessary to consult a glossary. Although the text provides lots of information, the rhythm of the words is almost poetic. The book also provides some information about the Apollo space program, and includes photographs of the lunar landing module and astronauts on the surface of the moon. With its combination of fairly brief and simple large-print text, and dramatic photographs, this book offers a fabulous introduction to astronomy for primary grade students. 2003, Simon & Schuster, Ages 5 to 10.
— Leslie Rounds