Oh No, Astro!

Oh No, Astro!”

Cranky Astro’s space has been invaded. When a satellite crashes into him, Astro is knocked out of orbit. sent on an adventure whether he likes it or not.

Whether he likes it or not, Astro is in for the ride of his life, rocketing past planets, an astronaut, and the moon.

He hurtles to Earth.

When Astro smashes into stargazing Nova’s backyard, he is smaller but having fun.

The backmatter offers a question and answer format about space titled “A Selection of Space Facts.”

This book promotes different perspectives and humor.

TITLE: Oh No, Astro!”

AUTHOR: Matt Roeser

ILLUSTRATOR: Brad Woodard

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016

AGE GROUP: 5-8

CREATIVE COMPONENTS: different perspective, humor

LEARNING EXTENSIONS:

1) Create jokes or riddles about rocks. Start with a list of other names that rocks can be called. Pick a few that appeal to you. Think about the different characteristics of each. How might you use those traits to invent a joke or riddle? For example, what does a snowman eat for breakfast? Snowflakes. Get it? Instead of Corn Flakes cereal, it’s Snowflake cereal.

2) Astro traveled through space to reach Earth. Imagine the journey of a pumice rock whose journey begins as part of a volcano.

EXTENDING CONNECTIONS:

To learn more about author Matt Roeser, visit: http://www.simonandschuster.com/authors/Matt-Roeser/480281918

To learn more about illustrator Brad Woodard, visit:

https://www.skillshare.com/profile/Brad-Woodard/9099576

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