Saturday, December 19, 2009
Book of the Week: One Giant Leap
One Giant Leap by Robert Burleigh commemorates the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's Moon landing. The text is accessible and the illustrations are beautifully detailed, yet dreamy at the same time. The book discusses the feelings and fears of the astronauts and does a wonderful job of giving an inside glimpse of what the men were thinking. In the future, I might pair this book with another that discusses day-to-day life in orbit (being strapped into bed so they don't float around all night, changing their clothes once a week), but we paired this book with an investigation of NASA's website. This book would be a great piece of a non-fiction or space-themed lesson.