3-1/2 stars which might be upgraded as I think about it.
I am giving this book a 3 1/2 stars and marking it a 4 to even out the reviews between Lisa and I.
It is a great picture book with vast amounts of detail to get students interested in space and scientific content!
"If You Decide to Go to the Moon," written by Faith McNulty and illustrated by Steven Kellogg, is an award-winning, nonfiction picture book intended for readers in kindergarten to grade three. This book has won numerous awards, including the Parents Choice Silver Honor Award in 2005, which honors texts that are designed to entertain and help children develop universally ethical attitudes, and rigorous standards and skills (www.parents-choice.org/). McNultys research and consultation with Tyson helps the text gain authority in the eyes of the reader. "School Library Journals" review recognizes the integration of text and illustration, stating Kellogg's generous splashes of bright hues in the Earth and shipboard scenes juxtaposed with the somber moonscapes set the appropriate moods (www.amazon.com). Short verses of text delicately placed upon enormous and colorful illustrations allow the reader to be captured by the vastness of space and the universe. "If You Decide to Go to the Moon" is a nonfiction text that displays excellence and popular appeal while promoting childrens universal development.
Do you want to know what the moon is like?
It begins by telling you what you need to pack, like food, drinks, and of course, a space suit. Once you're past the earth's atmosphere, it explains that you will see stars everywhere. It explains how the moon is different from the earth. 3. This would be a great book to read to students before a unit on the solar system. 4. I think all students would like this book.
Ive reread this several times over the years, as a librarian, a parent, and now a graduate student looking at those complex texts the CC standards require.
Faith McNulty was an American non-fiction author, probably best-known for her 1980 book The Burning Bed. She was born "Faith Corrigan" in New York City, the daughter of a judge. McNulty was a wildlife writer at The New Yorker magazine for several years. In 1980, a collection of her New Yorker work was published as The Wildlife Stories of Faith McNulty. Her husband, John McNulty, was also a writer for The New Yorker and with Thomas Wolf, Truman Capote and Gay Talese, a major figure in the development of the literary genre of creative nonfiction, which is also known as literary journalism or literature in fact.