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Man on the Moon: a day in the life of Bob

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When the Stupdendous Alacazamo finishes his magic show by making the moon disappear, it looks like Bob might be out of a. Does the book contain anything that teachers would wish to know about before recommending in class (strong language, sensitive topics etc. was the 15th anniversary of the creation of Bob, Man on the Moon, celebrate with this anniversary edition. He exchanges his tweedy threads for a form-fitting white jumpsuit with a crescent moon on the chest, then boards a squat rocket for the moon.

You guys are such a force for good and I am a passionate supporter of Indie booksellers, so I'm so happy this worked out well (I'd love to know how many books were sold if you have it to hand - it felt like quite a lot! It toured to local schools and venues across the UK in summer 2010, followed by a second national tour in autumn 2011. The dazzling, Norman Rockwell- like, lush coloured images, the dazzling shapes and tongue- in-cheek text add up to a superb picture book. Kids will laugh along at this strikingly illustrated tongue-in-cheek tale that comes with 19 space stickers.I have even talked the head into a little revamp of the library so that we can display them properly! He knows almost everything there is to know about the moon - but there's something going on behind his back that he hasn't spotted. As the story progresses, the humorous narrative tells the reader that of course there are no aliens and that Bob is a Moon expert, but the illustrations clearly show aliens on each page - stealing his cake, hiding in a crater, in the bath tub.

This book was shortlisted for the CILIP Kate Greenaway Award (2003) and won the Blue Peter Book of the Year (2004) and it is very easy to see why. Hmm: who’s that stealing Bob’s cake at his picnic, sneaking onto the space-bus and splashing around in his bath? With its bold, quirky illustrations and charming story of a lunar caretaker, Simon Bartram’s Man on the Moon series has become a modern picture book classic. I've managed to get two weeks worth of work out of this one book alone and barely scratched the surface!Since then, it's been a hilarious staple of night time reading, day time reading, Daddy reading to himself, and just general conversation between our children and ourselves. They would also only drop off a case of books and leave us to run it – it was so lovely to have you on hand to chat to the children and recommend them books, as well as the small (but appreciated! Professor Sickle has created a cloning machine so that every space station in the galaxy can have its own super-efficien.

Tonight, we bring our space-themed celebration of the Apollo 11 moon landings to an end with a glimpse into a potential future for the moon – Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob) by Simon Bartram. Although at first it doesn't jump out as a 'typical' children's story as the illustrations are of an older style, this is what makes it unique and also what draws the children to it. looks at a day in the life of Bob and what he gets up to on the moon: cleaning and tidying, welcoming vistors, performing tricks for tourists and much more. This book tells the story of Dougal who can't wait to finish his day at work as the next day his holidays start.Yesterday a parent came over to tell me how impressed she was by the book fair and that you did a fabulous job of selling the books to the children first.

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