How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers: A Simple But Brilliant Plan in 24 Easy Steps

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Macmillan, Apr 2, 2013 - Juvenile Fiction - 24 pages

In this simple, step-by-step instructional picture book, learn how you too can visit the moon on your bicycle! All you need is a very long garden hose, a very large slingshot, a borrowed spacesuit, and a bicycle . . . and plenty of imagination. With tongue firmly in cheek, Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstein outlines the steps needed in glorious comic book-style panels and a deadpan voice, leaving nothing out: the food you'll eat, how to deal with loneliness in space, how to water those sunflower seeds once they're planted—even how to deal with the media attention back home after a successful trip. An inspired work of whimsy, How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers is a spacefaring adventure for daydreamers and a starter kit for the imagination.

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Genre: Picture Book This book is about a boy who notices the moon looks sad. He creates a plan to be able to climb up and plant sunflowers on the moon. This book has some interesting true facts about ... Read full review

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The imagination is a great thing. While growing sunflowers on the moon is not possible this would be a fun story to read before starting a lesson on space. Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Mordicai Gerstein is the author and illustrator of some thirty books for children, including the 2004 Caldecott Medal winner, The Man Who Walked Between the Towers. A four-time winner of the New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year Award, his books include fantasy, Biblical retellings, biography, folklore, and alphabets and other works for preschoolers. He lives in Westhampton, Massachusetts.

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