The Gabby and Maddox adventure series continues in this new chapter book when our siblings join the Children
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Reviewed by Vernita Naylor for Readers' Favorite Blast Off with Gabby and Maddox by Steve Altier is a children’s short story about fantasy, adventure and imagination. Brother and sister, Maddox and Gabby, have a strong desire to take a trip into space. Through a connection of their grandfather, Maddox and Gabby were accepted into C.A.P, the Children’s Astronaut Program. C.A.P. is a prestigious children's space program where only a few children are accepted. As Maddox and Gabby take the trip of a lifetime, the adventure never stops. Along their journey into space on Starship I, Lieutenant Lenny and the Command Center appear to have lost the whereabouts of their guests, Maddox and Gabby, as they propel into space. The children wonder what has gone wrong and must use their wits to stay safe until their circumstances change. Children will enjoy reading Blast Off with Gabby and Maddox by Steve Altier just as I did. As you read, you will feel like you are a part of the story and are able to take a journey into space with them. It was a joy being introduced to the cast of characters from Lieutenant Lenny, the Commander, and Sparks, to a host of others that make reading Blast Off with Gabby and Maddox so engaging and entertaining. Will the dream of a lifetime turn into a disaster for Maddox and Gabby? Will the children be located and returned back to Earth? To find out, get your own copy of Blast Off with Gabby and Maddox by Steve Altier.
Gabby and Maddox start the day off in anticipation of a special visit to the Space Center. After Grandpa drops them off, the two kids find themselves guests on a spaceship as part of the Children's Astronaut Program. That's when the adventure starts as they blast off to dock with the Space Station. However, things don't always go as planned, and a slip up causes them to encounter space creatures who have a unique way of communicating. Gabby and Maddox are able to help their new friend, Spark, and his people solve a problem. Spark, in turn, helps them return to their spaceship and promises that they will always be friends. The surprise ending neatly wraps up the story. There is good interaction and dialog among the characters, and the pictures interspersed throughout the book are well done. As a former elementary school teacher, I could see third graders being able to independently read this story