Neil is a young boy who likes to scream “whee!” with excitement when he’s at the playground. Neil develops a love of flying. As he gets older, he learns how to fly aircraft that will take him on many different adventures. Even though he is now a grown up, Neil still excitedly screams “whee!” as he gets to fly all the way to the Moon!
What a great way to share the biography of Neil Armstrong and show children how he set off enjoying on the playground, just like so many of them, but went on to learn to fly and became the first man on the moon. The pictures are child friendly and the text is in an easy to read font.
As a teacher, I could certainly use this book to help introduce work on biographies or space travel. Some of the vocabulary used will be difficult for some children to read independently but it is still a lovely book that children will enjoy and could even inspire them to develop their own interest in space and space travel. Who knows, it could inspire budding astronauts to follow their dreams, too.
I requested and was gifted a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion after choosing tor read it.
Arron Charman is a chemistry graduate and father of four who lives in Hemel Hempstead in the UK. He has always been interested in the natural sciences and space exploration. He embarked on writing a book to try and share the amazing adventure of space flight and the process of becoming an astronaut with children.
Many thanks to Faye Rogers and Authoright for providing material for this post and organising the tour it is part of. The review is my honest opinion after choosing to read this delightful children’s book.