“We love the constellations, the way they fill the skies.
The crazy quilt of a universe is spread before our eyes,”
Carole P. Roman writes in her children’s book, Rocket-Bye.
~ What ~
This square thirty-two-page paperback targets preschool to early elementary school-aged children, especially those who like space, planets, and stars. With no profanity, scary scenes, or violence, it would best be read to beginner readers based on some complicated words. Colorful illustrations are included with white wording arranged in waves and lines on the pages.
Written in rhyme, this magical tale is about two children riding on a rocket ship through space. With one child being older than the other, they have fun soaring through the Milky Way galaxy as they see planets and stars. They fly past Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars as they view Drakko’s Tail, Leo, Polaris, and Castor to name a few before seeing Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto. When their flight is over, they are back in bed, gently snoring.
~ Why ~
This fanciful poem not only shows a child the interesting characteristics of planets and constellations, but it also has fun, colorful designs that may captivate a young one’s imagination as they get ready to go to sleep.
~ Why Not ~
With the book containing many three- to four-syllable words, it would have to be read out loud to beginner readers. Some may think it may be too advance for those not reading yet, but the pictures are engaging.
~ Who ~
Award-winning author, Roman has written complete series for children of books based on counties and the pirate genre. She lives in New York with her husband and close to her children and grandchildren. Children’s illustrator Arkova lives in Bulgaria and enjoys traveling the world.
~ Wish ~
I wish more books promoted educational themes such as space, planets, and names of star constellations.
~ Want ~
If you are looking for a bedtime story book about space that teaches the names of planets and constellations, this is a keeper that will be enjoyed by boys and girls.
Thanks to the author for furnishing this complimentary book in exchange for a review based on the reader’s honest opinion.
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