Man on the Moon: A Day in the Life of Bob

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Candlewick Press, Feb 1, 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
18 Reviews
Bob has a very important job on the Moon. But whoís that in the
background making faces at him? Kids will laugh along at this strikingly illustrated tongue-in-cheek tale.


6:00 a.m. Wake up. Have two eggs for breakfast.
8:00 a.m. Arrive at launchpad. Change into special man-on-the-moon suit.
8:45 a.m. Blast off.
8:58 a.m. Arrive on Moon.
9:00 a.m. Start work.

This is how Bob, the Man on the Moon, begins his day. Itís Bobís job to entertain the tourists (handstands and high moon jumps are a hit), conduct Moon seminars (how long does it take to walk around the Moon on stilts?), sell souvenirs (pens, postcards - the usual), and keep the Moon clean and neat. Some people say that aliens are the ones who leave all the trash, but Bob tells them aliens donít exist, and he would know . . . wouldnít he?
  

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Review: Man on the Moon (A Day in the Life of Bob)

User Review  - Jason Bootle - Goodreads

Love it when the illustrations have lots of hidden elements to it. This is one such book. Read full review

Review: Man on the Moon (A Day in the Life of Bob)

User Review  - Beverley - Goodreads

This is the story of a man called Bob's day at work on the moon. The story goes through Bob's day. He wakes up every morning, eats his breakfast, goes to the shop to buy his newspaper and a little ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Simon Bartram has illustrated four children's books, including PUMPKIN MOON, about which PUBLISHERS WEEKLY said, "Bartram reinvents David Weisner's TUESDAY with grimacing jack-o-lanterns and a hellfire orange gleam." Of MAN ON THE MOON!, Simon Bartram says, "I wrote the book after I read reports in the newspaper that soon civilians would be taking trips to the moon. If so, then someone would have to keep the moon tidy and presentable - hence, Bob. Another relevant point of inspiration was that I have always suspected that some of my closest friends are not from this planet!

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