Some books are simply beautiful. There is no other way to describe them. Just glancing at them makes you smile and fills your chest with a comforting warmth. You can’t help but smile when you flip through their pages.
Often, these beautiful books are illustrated children’s books, picture books. And yet, they have so much to offer adults as well. Sometimes the illustrations are gorgeous. Sometimes the style of the book, the smoothness of the paper or the fabric-wrapped spine are elegant. Sometimes the story itself is exquisitely lovely.
And sometimes, a book is beautiful because of all of these things.
Moustronaut Goes to Mars
is one of these beautiful books.
Written by an actual NASA astronaut, Moustronaut Goes to Mars is both entertaining and accurate!
3-2-1…blast off! The smallest member of the team, a mouse named Meteor, is back on board and ready to come to the rescue on an interplanetary adventure! With lively illustrations by award-winning artist C.F. Payne, this charming new mousetronaut adventure will inspire imaginations of all sizes! Includes detailed scientific back matter.(Goodreads)
I found this book at a garage sale this past summer and I was thrilled to add it to my growing collection of picture books and other books for kids. Now I need to find the first Moustronaut book!