Man on the Moon: (a day in the life of Bob)

Man on the Moon: (a day in the life of Bob)

by Simon Bartram


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Of all people, the Man on the Moon, would know if aliens exist...right? (ages 4-8)

6:00 a.m. Wake up. Have two eggs for breakfast.
8:00 a.m. Arrive at launchpad. Change into special man-on-the-moon suit.
8:45 a.m. Blast off.
8:58 a.m. Arrive on Moon.
9:00 a.m. Start work.

This is how Bob, the Man on the Moon, begins his day. It’s Bob’s job to entertain the tourists (handstands and high moon jumps are a hit), conduct Moon seminars (how long does it take to walk around the Moon on stilts?), sell souvenirs (pens, postcards - the usual), and keep the Moon clean and neat. Some people say that aliens are the ones who leave all the trash, but Bob tells them aliens don’t exist, and he would know . . . wouldn’t he?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781840114911
Publisher: Gardners Books
Publication date: 01/01/2004
Age Range: 5 - 8 Years

About the Author

Simon Bartram has illustrated four children’s books, including PUMPKIN MOON, about which PUBLISHERS WEEKLY said, "Bartram reinvents David Weisner’s TUESDAY with grimacing jack-o-lanterns and a hellfire orange gleam." Of MAN ON THE MOON!, Simon Bartram says, "I wrote the book after I read reports in the newspaper that soon civilians would be taking trips to the moon. If so, then someone would have to keep the moon tidy and presentable - hence, Bob. Another relevant point of inspiration was that I have always suspected that some of my closest friends are not from this planet!"

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Man on the Moon 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Soozleberry on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Bob has a job which is to look after the moon, people drop rubbish and his job is to tidy the moon. There are lots of aliens but he never sees them. He looks in the crater and he says there's no-one there, but there actually are aliens in the crater. (And he is a strange man because he has a drink at bedtime when he is asleep.)
acwheeler on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cute book to read to younger children when they are learning about space! They would really enjoy this book becasue it is funny with cute illustrations!