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Sadie Sprocket Builds a Rocket Hardcover – Feb. 1 2021
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Sadie Sprocket is ready to soar!
Sadie Sprocket is a girl with a big dream―to go to Mars! No one has been to Mars (yet!), so of course that’s where Sadie sets her sights. She learns everything she can about the planet and space, then assembles her crew of trusty stuffed animals. Together they build a rocket and prepare for the historic journey. And then finally―blastoff!
Sadie and her team make it to Mars, but what will they encounter when they leave the ship? And will they travel home safely as the world watches?
With cheery rhyming text and quirky artwork, this is a story about dreaming big and reaching for the stars. The book includes facts about Mars and women in space to inspire budding explorers everywhere.
“Inspiring, adventurous fun for aspirational kids.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“The contributions that women have made in science is rarely taught. Sadie is the first to Mars and soon reaches to fame. I recommend Sadie’s adventure into space to encourage young girls and boys to share in their science adventures into space.” ―Midwest Book Review
About the Author
Sue Fliess is the author of more than thirty children’s books, including Mrs. Claus Takes the Reins, illustrated by Mark Chambers; Shoes for Me!, A Dress for Me!, and Books for Me!, all illustrated by Mike Laughead; and Let’s Build, illustrated by Miki Sakamoto. She lives with her family and their two dogs in northern Virginia, where they admire the moon, stars, and sometimes even planets from their backyard. Learn more about Sue at www.suefliess.com.
Annabel Tempest is the illustrator of a number of picture books and board books. She holds a degree in fashion and textiles and has worked as a freelance illustrator on everything from maps and packaging to greeting cards and children’s books. She lives in the beautiful Somerset countryside in the UK with her husband and a houseful of muddy boys and dogs. Learn more about Annabel at www.annabeltempest.com.
- Publisher : Two Lions (Feb. 1 2021)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 154201803X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1542018036
- Item weight : 499 g
- Dimensions : 21.59 x 2.54 x 27.94 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #502,030 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- #1,401 in Stories in Verse for Children
- #2,832 in Children's Books on Computers & Technology
- #3,220 in Science Fiction for Children (Books)
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I thought my 4 year old granddaughter would like it and she loved it. We haven't been able to visit during lockdown but we have a zoom call a few times a week to read a bedtime story using the zoom screen share and an ebook (usually from the library). The story is good. It's in rhyme and the illustrations are excellent. Theres been a lot of thought gone into the story and illustrations. Lots to look at and talk about. Our little one liked it so much she asked us to read it again (and again). Apparently she's been learning about the planets and space. I suspect we'll be reading it often. Definitely recommended.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom 🇬🇧 on January 3, 2021
This is a really good, bright and colourful book. The illustrations are excellent and would add to children’s knowledge and understanding through the narrative. I like that it’s Sadie going to space and not Samuel as it’s an important message. The text rhymes which is good and should appeal to children . The language used is mostly appropriate but some would need discussion which is a positive in that it helps extend a child’s vocabulary. It should give rise to questions and answer sessions about space, space travel, planets etc. Sadie’s notebook and women in space at the end is really good.
The rhyming pattern is a joy to read and fun to read out loud. The illustrations are beautiful, colourful and have lots to discover in them too.
I also love the Sadie's Notebook section at the end which contains more scientific facts about Mars along with details of Women in Space role models. A fantastic way to engage children with learning about space and showing that it is accessible to all genders.