I am a reader, I feel like I always have been. I am constantly surrounded by books in both my personal and professional worlds.
I have read excessively since the second grade. I have attempted, again and again, to keep a list of the books I've read and how I felt about them but so far have been unsuccessful. This is an attempt to keep track of the books I'm reading, and my thoughts about them. My goal is to publish at least one review a week (no promises though). Wish me luck!
*Note, while I will try to avoid major spoilers, I sometimes won't be able to help it.
Friday, March 14, 2014
"Max Goes to the Moon" by Jeffrey Bennett
Max Goes to the Moonis
a fun book about a dog that gets sent to the moon, but it provides so
much more. Each page also has a section dedicated to some bit of science
involving space or space exploration. Not only will kids learn what it
would take to send a dog to the moon, they can also learn about things
such as the phases of the moon. This book is a work of fiction (sadly, I
kind of doubt there are any plans to send the real Max to the moon any
time soon), but it does really open one's eyes to the power of the voice
of children. The children in this story become so inspired by Max's
story that they begin a project that leads to the colonization of the
moon. This inspires other children to work their hardest so that they
may one day get to attend college on the moon. What a great way to
inspire real children to develop an interest and lover for science!
The more I think about this book, the more I love it. Jeffrey Bennett
captured my imagination so I know this book will appeal to kids too.
I'm sure more than one that has read this book is trying to figure out
how they can send their own dog (and probably themselves) to the moon. I
look forward to reading the rest of the books in this series and
finding out more about the other places Max visits.