If this book doesn't get a batch of awards then I will totally give up on my fellow librarians as a bunch of hopeless twits! I would give it 4 1/2 stars if I could, perhaps even 4 3/4 stars.
This is one of the BEST pieces of non-fiction for children I have seen in a while. The language is simple enough to read to a younger child, but has such a poetic feel that it will catch the attention of an older child who can read it on their own. There is plenty of information, but it's presented in a way that reads like any good adventure story. And the lines of the art are pleasing--not perfect photographic style images, but clean and clear.
All together, a terrific work. There will be a lot more books on Apollo 11 this year, but this is one that belongs in every library.