Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Blast off in this fun nonfiction picture book by the author of Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum to find out!
With an appealing text and funny, brightly colored illustrations, Meghan McCarthy transports aspiring space travelers to astronaut school in her young nonfiction picture book. Take a ride on the "Vomit Comet" and learn how it feels to be weightless. Try a bite of astronaut food, such as delicious freeze-dried ice cream. Have your measurements taken-100 of your hand alone-for your very own space suit. Get ready for liftoff!
"McCarthy introduces the paraphernalia of rocket travel with a corollary, direct humor that understands and respects its audience." -Booklist
"This appealing book is sure to find a wide audience." -School Library Journal
Meghan McCarthy is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. She is the award-winning author and illustrator of many books for children, including "Aliens Are Coming!: The True Account of the 1938 War of the Worlds Radio Broadcast", which was named a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year, and an ALA Notable Book; "Strong Man: The Story of Charles Atlas", a Booklist Best Book; and "City Hawk: The Story of Pale Male". Ms. McCarthy lives in New York City, where she works as a bookseller. Visit her online at www.meghan-mccarthy.com.
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