By Ken Wilson-Max
This delightful story brings space travel up close for young children, and has a special surprise ending!
Astrid has always loved the stars and space.
“I want to be an astronaut!” she says.
While Mama is away, Papa and Astrid have fun acting out the challenges an astronaut faces on a space mission – eating food from a tube, doing science experiments, living and sleeping in near-zero gravity. Astrid can do it all!
Then it’s time to meet Mama at the airbase. But where has Mama been?
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Nominated for CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 20
Winner of the UCLan STEAM book prize (Early Years) 20
"A delightful combination of imaginative play and inspiring role model from a much-loved author-illustrator."
Imogen Russell Williams (Guardian )
"A diverse and aspirational picture book, radiating positivity and parental love...All the elements of this book will be sure to get Early Years children excited. A great read-aloud to the class for those looking for a bit more to discuss."
"Gorgeously illustrated and beautifully paced, this empowering and heartwarming story delivers a wonderful surprise at the end."
Children's Books Ireland