by Ken Wilson-Max
Dedicated to all the girls who "dream of exploring the stars." Astrid has such a dream. And she's getting the practise in: papa spins her around to mimic a spaceship's orbit; he tosses her up high to get her used to near-zero gravity; she chews on cereal bars in prep for a diet of tube food. And she learns from a role model who is surprisingly close to home... "An empowering message stitched in to just darn good storytelling" "What a great book! I love the warm relationship portrayed between the father and Astrid...very positive message throughout of Astrid's aspiration to be an astronaut" (Fen and Jayne, staff and Inclusion Manager, Letterbox Library reviewers). Comes with a double page spread at the back full of space facts including a roll call of women astronauts. Letterbox Library had the joy of being consulted on an early manuscript- and as long term fans of Ken Wilson-Max we felt like all our Christmases had arrived early. The illustrations chuckle with Wilson Max's trademark smudgy-warm palette. Age 4 to 7, Hardback 24pp
Read about this book in our article in Write4Children Journal (June 2013)
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