Astro Girl (Hardback)
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Astro Girl (Hardback)

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Hardback 32 Pages / Published: 06/06/2019
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Astrid has always loved the stars and space. "I want to be an astronaut!" she says. While Mama is away, Papa and Astrid have fun acting out the challenges an astronaut faces on a space mission - eating food from a tube, doing science experiments, living and sleeping in near-zero gravity. Astrid can do it all! Then it's time to meet Mama at the airbase. But where has Mama been?

Publisher: Otter-Barry Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781910959213
Number of pages: 32
Dimensions: 275 x 240 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"Gorgeously illustrated and beautifully paced, this empowering and heartwarming story delivers a wonderful surprise at the end."

* Children's Books Ireland *

"Delightful and educational."

* Book Trust - Books We Love *

"A diverse and aspirational picture book, radiating positivity and parental love...All the elements of this book will be sure to get Early Years children excited. A great read-aloud to the class for those looking for a bit more to discuss."

* Just Imagine *

"This delightful story brings space travel up close for young children, and has a special surprise ending!"

* Summer Reading Challenge *

"This lovely early-years picture book explores Astrid's passion within a domestic sphere as she explores the every day with her father, thinking about how what they are doing relates to outer space - eating meals, discussing gravity, science experiments and more. There's a neat twist at the end - the mum comes home from her job as an astronaut. Black-outlined colourful illustrations set this book firmly within preschool territory, with a lovely timeline of women in space at the back."

* Minerva Reads *

"A story full of tenderness and adventure...This gentle picture book with distinctive earthy illustrations is a lovely read-aloud for Reception/Year 1 with a wonderful inclusive message at its heart, supported by the mini fact-files about female and BAME astronauts at the end."

* Books for Topics *

"A very encouraging story, and Ken Wilson-Max's illustrations, with their textured look, are as delightful as ever."

* Books for Keeps *

"Seek this book out, it's great...an enjoyable, diverse read."

* Mama Filz *

"Lovely story."

* Parents in Touch *

"This book will enable children and parents to talk with each other and build stories an pictures around all sorts of space travel."

* DolphinBooks - the blog *

"A delightful combination of imaginative play and inspiring role model from a much-loved author-illustrator."

-- Imogen Russell Williams * Guardian *

"Lovely, big, bold illustrations."

* Angels and Urchins *

"With bold, strong pictures this story has a surprise for its reader...and has plenty of interesting facts... A delight to read."

* Armadillo *

"Simply and beautifully told...A smashing book for young space enthusiasts and perhaps to share on Father's Day."

* Red Reading Hub *

"A delightful and educational book for young readers interested in space travel, with colourful illustrations, large-print text, fun facts, diverse characters and heartfelt father-daughter interactions."

* Booktrust Great Books of the Year 2020 *

"A wonderful picture book for encouraging children to believe they can do anything. It's a beautifully tender portrait of a father-daughter relationship, with lots of playful games and activities to share - and an empowering ending."

-- Jane Porter * Book Trust recommends *

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