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Future Astronaut

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Ground Control to Major Baby: Could you be an astronaut?

Does baby have what it takes to become an astronaut? That's an affirmative, Houston! Discover all the incredible ways that prove baby already has what it takes to become an astronaut -- from growing healthy teeth to eating from plastic packs to working in small spaces. Includes lots of fun astronaut facts to help
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Board Book, 24 pages
Published June 25th 2019 by Cartwheel Books
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Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Oct 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Is Baby ready to be an astronaut? Let's examine a list of qualifications and see how Baby stacks up.

What a fun way to explain the concept of becoming an astronaut and to encourage young children to think about future careers.
Olivia
Apr 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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FUTURE ASTRONAUT is a completely charming and brightly colored book that compares astronauts to babies. For instance, astronauts eat from plastic packs, and babies know how! Each spread features a fact about astronauts paired with the comparison to baby. This board book is absolutely delightful as baby learns the skills needed to be an astronaut as well as how he or she already has many of them.

What I loved: This book is full of
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Barbara
Parents, caregivers, and teachers never know what youngsters will aspire to do when they grow up. In this board book, the possibilities of becoming an astronaut are explored. On one page, the text describes all the requirements for an astronaut while on the right-hand page, text and illustrations show that the baby meets those specifications. All seems pretty promising until readers hit the page in which astronauts must travel and leave their families behind for long periods. The next page shows ...more
zapkode
May 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
{My thoughts} – This is a fun book about astronauts and what they do. It shows what they have to do for their training in order to become an astronaut. One the left page it shows real astronauts and what they do and on the right page it shows baby doing nearly the same.

The words in the book go hand and hand with the illustrations. The colors are eye appealing and fun. The illustrations are well done and very child friendly. I really enjoyed reading through this book as did my daughters. I look
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Becky
First sentence: Ground control to Major Baby: Could you be an astronaut?

Premise/plot: Does BABY have what it takes to be an astronaut? Through a series of checks, BABY is put to the test.

Astronauts can swim--even in their flight gear.
Baby swims with gear, too.
Astronauts live and work in small spaces.
Small spaces are Baby's favorite places!

My thoughts: I thought this one was ADORABLE and FACT-FILLED. I enjoyed reading it.

Text: 5 out of 5
Illustrations: 5 out of 5
Total: 10 out of 10
Curatorium .
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was ok
The illustrations by Allison Black are redeeming. The text, however, leaves something to be desired. The astronaut facts seem like an afterthought and appear at the end after the story concludes. The line "Astronauts say goodbye to their families" is a bit frightening and the health specifications seem to limit. We debate as to whether a baby should be encouraged to eat snacks from plastic snacks as well.
Kirsti Call
Jun 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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"Ground control to Major Baby:
Could you be an astronaut?...

Astronauts live and work in small spaces.
Small spaces are baby’s favorite places."

Engaging words pair with expressive illustrations in this fun board book by Lori Alexander. Astronauts abilities are compared to what babies can do. This is the perfect way to introduce babies and toddlers to different kinds of professions.
Caroline
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
a cheeky comparison between babies and astronauts. Children and astronauts are diverse, both male and female astronauts are presented. Illustrations are bold but a bit too cluttered, and the overall humor and facts in the back are aimed at readers older than the books intended audience.
Cindy Schrauben
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Future Astronaut is as sweet as can be. Alexander manages to create a view of an astronaut's world that kids can easily relate to. I see a rash of astronaut's wannabes in our future!
Sara Alegria
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love the diversity
Annese
Jul 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Cute!
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Nice balance of facts and fun. A good intro to some complex concepts for little ones. Cute illustrations.
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Lori Alexander lives in Tucson, AZ, with her husband and two rock-collecting kids. Her family always brakes for road construction so they can admire the dozers and diggers. Lori still secretly hopes a backhoe will follow them home. This is her first picture book. You can visit her online at www.lorialexanderbooks.com.