Wow! Somehow it’s Perfect Picture Book Friday again!
Wasn’t it just here???!!! 😊
I seem to have moon books on the brain – maybe because I have one of my own coming out in less than two weeks 😊 – so would you care to join me for a birthday party in a venue that beats Chuck E. Cheese hands down??? 😆
Title: If You Had Your Birthday Party On The Moon
Written By: Joyce Lapin
Illustrated By: Simona Ceccarelli
Sterling Children’s Books, April 23 2019, nonfiction
Suitable For Ages: 7 and up
Themes/Topics: the Moon
Opening: “How amazing would it be to have your birthday party on the Moon?
Of course, everyone would want to come. Not just because it’s the Moon – but who wouldn’t want to ride to a party in a rocket?
You’ll get to fly 40 times faster than a plane. And for most of the trip, you’ll also get to. . .”
Brief Synopsis: In the context of imagining a birthday party on the Moon, young readers will learn all kinds of amazing facts about life without gravity, air, or atmosphere, and about the Moon itself.
Links To Resources: the book itself is a resource, nonfiction with sidebars on almost every page that add even more interesting facts. The back of the book includes a glossary, selected bibliography, suggestions for further reading, sources for videos of astronauts moonwalking, and a link to NASA Kids’ Club. Falling For Gravity activity; Moon crafts and activities for kids
Why I Like This Book: This book imparts all kinds of interesting information in a conversational tone. Did you know that Pizza Hut delivered Pizza to the International Space Station? Or that astronaut Alan Shepherd snuck two golf balls onto Apollo 14 and became the first person to play golf on the moon? I didn’t! 😊 And there are all kinds of birthday party related details that would work differently: candles wouldn’t light, balloons wouldn’t float, and you wouldn’t be able to hear the music of the Happy Birthday song. Young readers will learn lots of fun facts in an entertaining way. A great choice for budding astronauts, astronomers, and scientists… and anyone who has a birthday! 😊
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do 🙂
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Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!!! And enjoy the Waning Gibbous Moon! 😊
10 thoughts on “Perfect Picture Book Friday – If You Had Your Birthday Party On The Moon”
Oh, I think we are on the same wave length again. I love this book! And I adore the illustrator. Simona Ceccarelli is immensely talented and a generous, caring person.
I really liked this book, Maria, and it pairs well with mine, so that’s super fun!
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This sounds like a really fun book and way to teach space facts creatively! Thanks, Susanna!
Beautiful PB, love the illustrations, Susanna. Mine is based on a New Zealand icon written by a New Zealander and well climbing Mount Everest must be like being very close to the moon…lol. 😉
I’ve seen this one! Terrific choice to celebrate the lunar landing & birthdays everywhere!
Love this idea! Thanks for sharing the book, Susanna. I feel like I might miss so many great books if it weren’t for PPBF.
what fun! a birthday party on the moon! I haven’t seen this book, so will be looking for it. Meanwhile, I’ve got my boarding pass for Mars….
This looks like such fun. I better read it to plan for next year’s birthday party.
Me! Me! Me! I want to have my birthday party on the moon! Well, I know my son would. He’s written a paper on the history of the U.S. space program, so I’ll have to quiz him to see if he knows all these fun facts. Cheers!