Like a lot of children, Jack likes to have a select few picture books read to him repeatedly. This week, he felt like branching out and we read I Want to Go to the Moon by Tom Saunders. The cover art immediately caught my eye and the inside doesn’t disappoint. Neil Armstrong is skillfully depicted at various ages in Cynthia Nugent’s charming illustrations.
It’s the story of a young boy growing up and never giving up on a dream, even though everyone around him says he’ll never make it to the moon. Even if the moon has never been a part of your or your child’s aspirations, the determination of Neil Armstrong is inspiring.
My son liked it so much we read it twice that night and he requested to take it with him to his grandmother’s house today. What better recommendation can I give than that?
The text of the book was originally a song, so a CD comes packaged within the back cover.