Rocket-Bye, by Carole P. Roman ISBN 9781530243372
Five out of five stars
This book is a chronicle of a voyage of the imagination, where two children hop literally on top of a rocket ship and then fly on it through the solar system, starting with Mercury and then outward past all the planets. Along the way, they look at some of the most prominent stars and the constellations they are a part of. At the end, the two children are tucked into their beds and are sound asleep.
The structure of the story is as a set of two line structures where the lines rhyme. They are short sentences, roughly at the level of a late first or early second grade reader. The images have a washed out appearance and the boundaries of the items in the images are fuzzy rather than sharp. Space is depicted as having a bluish color with purplish clouds in it. Not scientifically accurate, but more in keeping with the imaginations of two young children on an adventure.
The story does what the creators intended, it stimulates the imagination of children as they are preparing for bed. Whether they read it or it is read to them, it will excite them a bit, but not so much that it is counterproductive to their sleep preparations.
This book was made available for free for review purposes