Grandpa Was an Astronaut

Publisher: Barrington Stoke

Review

Sherman is fascinated by the moon - all the more so because he knows someone who has actually been there, his Grandpa!

Visiting Grandpa is one of Sherman's favourite things. He loves hearing stories about real space travel but best of all is when he and Grandpa make their very own rocket so they can blast off into the sky, zoom through space, bounce around on the moon and still get home in time for tea.

Presented as a small-format, illustrated story for newly-independent readers, the adventures of Sherman and his Grandpa will be familiar to many youngsters who have a close relationship with a grandparent. An engaging mix of fantasy and pretend play, the story also touches on the inevitability of loss and the value of making memories.  

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