The Best Book of the Moon
By Ian Graham
(Kingfisher, Hardcover, 9780753451748, 31pp.)
Publication Date: April 30, 1999
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Grab your gravity boots and prepare to explore our nearest neighbor in space and every aspect of its influence over life on Earth. Large, colorful spreads with action-oriented text reveal the answers to questions every young child wants to know, including why the Moon seems to change shape, and why it's covered in craters. Step-by-step illustrations, and informative captions explain more complicated events such as eclipses, and the effects on tides and climate of lunar phases. Also covered are the various lunar spacecraft and landings, as well as the latest discoveries and future missions.
School Library JournalSharply detailed paintings not only give readers an opportunity to study some enticingly intricate spacecraft, but also to get clear looks at several types of lunar rocks and craters, learn about phases and tides, and even enjoy views of our closest neighbor shining over a wilderness lake.Science Book & FictionThe illustrations are wonderful... appealing, the layout is impressive, and it seems delightfully inviting. It will likely spark interest in further learning...