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{The was an old Astronaut who Swallowed the Moon: Lucille Colandro}The was an old Astronaut who Swallowed the Moon by Lucille Colandro
Series: There Was an Old Lady
Published by Cartwheel Books on April 30, 2019
Genres: Childrens
Pages: 64
Format: Hardcover
Source: Scholastic Press
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{Synopsis} – There was an old astronaut who swallowed the moon. I don’t know why she swallowed the moon. It happened at noon.

Scholastic’s bestselling OLD LADY returns in this adventure series with a nonfiction twist that will make you laugh AND learn! In this spin-off, the OLD LADY turns into an OLD ASTRONAUT who travels through space, swallowing a moon… along with a star, a planet, a comet, a meteor, a rocket, and a satellite… Why? Well, it went down just right, that bright satellite!

Two new characters lead the reader through this hilarious adventure while exchanging some awesome facts about outer space for a light take on nonfiction that’s perfect for this age. With expanded back matter about the solar system and a search-and-find game at the end, this OLD ASTRONAUT definitely shoots for the stars!

{My thoughts} – This book is a lot fun. I happen to enjoy all the books that are similar to this by Lucille Colandro. She has a nice interesting imagination when it comes to the many different things the Old Lady is able to swallow and why she swallows so many things.

I read through this book with my two year old and she kept pointing at objects on the pages. It’s her way of saying tell me what this and that is. She always has a smile on her face when she is being read to. She also seems to have an interest in these particular books.

I really liked how this particular book was put together. It’s not only a silly rhyme but it also helps to teach children about space. I like how in the back of the book there is more information for the child as they get older if they have more of in interest in it’s subject matter. This was a fun book to read and I look forward to reading more books in the series in the future.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.