Space Vehicles

Space Vehicles

by Anne F. Rockwell, David Brion

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School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 1-Despite the illustrators' reductionist cartoon style, these rockets, space probes, satellites, and spaceships have a suitable and exciting high-tech look. In brief declarative captions, the young narrator describes in general terms where spacecraft go and what they do, and they are all seen in action, e.g., blasting off, floating in space, or crawling along the Moon's surface. Brion's contribution to this offering is not specified; the illustrations have Rockwell's trademark simplicity of line and color. Also, characteristically, all of the characters are smiling, tailless cats with human limbs-a convention that is particularly jarring at the end where, over the heartfelt declaration that ``I will be a scientist one day. I will use space vehicles to learn about beautiful, mysterious outer space,'' a trio of felines is seen standing in a yard, smiling blandly at the heavens. Such disparity of mood aside, Space Vehicles will bridge the gap between Byron Barton's I Want to Be an Astronaut (Crowell, 1988) and books like Darlene Stille's Spacecraft (Childrens, 1991).-John Peters, New York Public Library

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Penguin Publishing Group
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Edition description:
1st ed
Product dimensions:
8.28(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range:
4 - 6 Years

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