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~~For ages 3 to 7 and Grades P to 2~~
Reviewed in the United States on January 1, 2021
This would not download to my Kindle so I read it on the Cloud. The author has written this for ages 3 to 7 and Grades P to 2.
Sadie Sprocket is indeed an enterprising young lady...Her goal is to travel to Mars...no one has ever traveled there previously.. She assembles a crew of stuffed animals to assist in both her planning and travel with her. It is a trip of 100 days so lots of planning is involved.
The book rhymes which I always feel is a bonus for the little ones. In addition, there are big words such as 'atmosphere, galaxy, asteroids and venture' that the children may question... The illustrations by Annabel Tempest are bright and colorful and the children will enjoy looking at them.. They also accompany the text so that is also another bonus.
There are multiple instances of letters being missing in words.... These are some of the words: 'travel, straight, three, soon, deep, notebook, free, and been'. Perhaps an editor would have found these before being published.
At the end there is a page with facts about Mars and also some of the first women pioneers are listed...This goes back a ways as the first one mentioned was in 1786 and she discovered a comet.
Will Sadie and her crew make it back safely to Earth or will there be problems? What will they do on Mars when they arrive? These questions will be answered in this book.
It is educational, interesting, imaginative, rhymes and should inspire children to have a goal in life.
This is a First Reads for January 2021.