Sunday, February 17, 2013
MOUSETRONAUT by Astronaut Mark Kelly. Illustrations by C.F. Payne. Simon & Schuster. 2012.
Six mice are selected to go on a shuttle mission. Of course, the smallest mouse does not expect to be selected. However, one of the astronauts has his eye on the small mouse who gets the chance to go on the mission. Unlike his companions, he enjoys floating around weightless. And his tiny frame might just come in handy on the flight. Based on the astronaut's observation of a young mouse who appeared to enjoy weightlessness, this should appeal to kids as a read aloud. Dreams can come true, even if you are a tiny mouse.