Astronaut Training (Hardcover)
When Astrid's first space mission goes disastrously wrong, she realizes she needs a bit more training than she thought!
Astrid is training to go to space! But as she builds her shuttle, cooks astronaut food, and practices floating in zero gravity, Dad tells Astrid that the ship's construction is too dangerous, she's too little to cook alone, and she's not allowed to flood the bathroom. That night, when Astrid dreams she's an astronaut, the challenges she encounters are overwhelming. Astrid realizes she isn't as ready as she thought. Back on Earth, Astrid turns to her loving and supportive Dad, who helps Astrid continue her astronaut training.
About the Author
Staying up way past her bedtime and reading by a moonlit window is how Aneta Cruz fell in love with books and the Cosmos. She holds a BA in English Literature, an MFA in Creative Writing, and an Early Childhood Special Education Credential.
Olivia Aserr is a half Egyptian, half Irish-American illustrator. She is currently a background painter on Cartoon Network's Victor & Valentino and a children's illustrator. Visit oliviaaserr.com.
"Organic lines and jewel tones warmly depict Astrid building spaceships, making astronaut food, and practicing floating in space. A fun read." —Kirkus Reviews
"[T]his is a cute, easy story for readers to be introduced to a STEAM field at a young age."—School Library Connection
"This bright and cheery book fills a hole in the shelves for budding astronauts and space enthusiasts." —School Library Journal
"Bold, brightly colored digital illustrations cover the pages from margin to margin and are filled with details of home and outer space. Brief information about space travel is given at the book’s conclusion." —Booklist
"Astronaut training [is] a delightful story! Aserr's illustrations of the other worlds were whimsical—the stuff dreams are made of. A great bedtime read." —Kiss the Book
Wow oh wow, this book is so special, and so lovely, and so dear. This book is a gift to the world. In Prince and the Dressmaker, we meet Prince Sebastian of Paris, who is working hard to uphold a good image for the kingdom with a lot of weight on his shoulders. And part of that weight is his biggest secret: at night, he dresses in stunning gowns and becomes Lady Crystallia, a Parisian icon of fashion and beauty! Not a soul knows Sebastian’s secret, until the palace’s new dressmaker Frances discovers his secret, and the two become best friends, working together to create more and more stunning dresses and looks for Lady Crystallia, until this secret begins to conflict with Frances’ dream of becoming a world-renowned dressmaker... This book is gorgeously drawn and fantastically written, a story of love, friendship, and most of all, being true to yourself. This book is an absolute fairytale!
(Graphic Novel, Ages 9+) - reviewed by Isabel