Field Trip to the Moon

Publisher: Macmillan

A spaceship lands on the moon, depositing a group of dusty-booted, space-suited children, ready for a school trip. The aliens, narrating this rhyming tale, are too shy to approach the children, but they become fascinated by one child who has hung back at the back of the group and started crayoning a colourful picture. Yet, when the lone child is accidentally left behind by his group, the aliens step in…

This original take on the idea of a moon landing plays with the idea that the moon might need a bit of brightening up – and that aliens might be more caring than we expect. Fans of Jeanne Willis’ Dr Xargle picture book and new fans alike will adore this new take on friendly aliens trying to understand the strange ways of humans, with a nod to kids that love drawing and colour.

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