It's field trip day, and students are excited to travel on their yellow spaceship bus from their space station to the moon.
Climb aboard the spaceship bus for a fantastic field trip adventure to the moon. Once they land, students debark and set out with their teacher to explore. They jump over trenches and see craters and mountains on the moon's surface and even Earth in the faraway distance. One student takes a break to draw some pictures, falls asleep, and wakes up to discover that the rest of the class and the spaceship are gone. How the student passes the time waiting to be rescued makes for a funny and unexpected adventure that will enchant children all over the galaxy.
With rich atmospheric art, John Hare's wordless picture book invites children to imagine themselves in the story--a story full of surprises including some friendly space creatures. Published in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the first moon walk, it is a perfect complement to discussions and lessons on the moon landing.
About the Author
John Hare is a freelance illustrator, graphic designer, and space nerd. Field Trip to the Moon is his first picture book for children. He lives in Gladstone, Missouri, with his wife and two children.
* "Hare’s picture book debut is a winner. . . . His gray yet surprisingly detailed moonscape is both the setting and a character in its own right; his depiction of the aliens as gray humanoids amazed by color is genius. A beautifully done wordless story about a field trip to the moon with a sweet and funny alien encounter; what’s not to like?" —School Library Journal, Starred Review
"A close encounter of the best kind."—Kirkus Reviews
"A perfectly paced paean to imagination, Hare’s auspicious debut presents a world where a yellow crayon box shines like a beacon."—Booklist
"A clever and noteworthy tale of lunar adventure."—Publishers Weekly