Today Life Of A Nerdish Mum is taking part in the blog tour for Whee To The Moon by Arron Charman. I'm happy to be sharing my review of this children's book today. Thanks to Faye at Authoright as usual for having me on board.
Whee To The Moon
Neil is a young boy who likes to scream “whee!” with excitement when he’s at the playground. Neil develops a love of flying. As he gets older, he learns how to fly aircraft that will take him on many different adventures. Even though he is now a grown up, Neil still excitedly screams “whee!” as he gets to fly all the way to the Moon!
Whee To The Moon is a children's book aimed at giving an introduction to Neil Armstrong and his life up till walking on the moon. It's a very quick and easy read and can either be read by an adult to a child or by the child themselves.
The illustrations are really lovely and reflect well what is happening in the text. I liked the simple use of colour throughout.
The author has chosen pivotal parts of Neil Armstrong's life to highlight in the book. I found it really interesting, seeing the path that he took towards being an astronaut and space travel. Mini Nerdling is currently choosing to read all about space and how to become an astronaut so this book was perfectly timed for us.
The only bit I was unsure of, was the mentioning of the bombing. I understand that it's real life and what happened, I just felt it's a little too soon to be introducing children to that if unneccessary and I would have preferred a couple more pages at the end to finish off the return to earth instead. That's just my opinion though.
I enjoyed reading Whee To The Moon and even I as an adult learnt things about Neil Armstrong that I didn't know which is always a bonus.
I gave this book 4 stars.
About The Author
Arron Charman is a chemistry graduate and father of four who lives in Hemel Hempstead in the UK. He has always been interested in the natural sciences and space exploration. He embarked on writing a book to try and share the amazing adventure of space flight and the process of becoming an astronaut with children.
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