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Four mutant animals are given a mission, can they find a planet that sustains human life and has no other occupants? AstroNuts Mission One is the story of their journey. The question is, will they be successful? What lessons will they learn along the way?
What I am Reviewing
AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet takes four intrepid explorers and gives them a mission. Find a planet suited for human life that has no other occupants. In the process they discover the Plant Planet. Now what?
You’ll have to read- this 220 page 26 chapter book yourself, particularly if you are target range of 8-12 years old. Written by Joe Scieszka and illustrated by Steven Weiberg. A graphic action & adventure novel that teaches about the environmental using a science fiction format. I am reviewing this book for Raincoast books. Advanced readers copy used for review.
The Details about AstroNuts Mission One
Four very different characters, all mutants so they have varied skills and human intelligence, seek out a new planet that will support human life. The version I received was mostly done in black and white and had varied graphics within.
But a few of the pages were done in full-colour which makes the characters just pop! Don’t you just love the vibrant colours? Wouldn’t they just make this quick-paced book fun to read?
As their space mission continues each of the explorers gains confidence in not only their personal abilities, but also in their team. Together they solve a problem. Each chapter is short, and easily managed by young readers. They will find it a fun read.
- This is an outer space adventure that allows young readers to learn about our planet and environment while laughing and having fun.
- Features full-color illustrations throughout as well as a spectacular gatefold.
- How-to-draw pages are included in the back to help further engage readers and inspire creativity.
If you have children who like books like “King of the Mole People” or “Captain Underpants” they will probably like this book. It is not my favourite genre. There was a spell when my lad loved Captain Books. There is room in the world to help create a love of reading with fun, off the cuff books such as this. Seriously. The genre needs to fit the person, and generally boys in the 8-10 year old range will enjoy AstroNuts Mission One. Hopefully in the process they will be encouraged to think about the world we live in.