The Spaceman

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The Spaceman
Written by Randy Cecil
Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781536226164
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The Spaceman

author/illustrator: Randy Cecil

A tiny Spaceman arrives on a new planet, ready to perform his monotonous tasks—collecting samples, labeling and filing them, and moving on to the next planet. But pausing to look around, the Spaceman is dazzled by the beauty of his surroundings. And when a large bird makes off with his ship, he’s forced to venture out into this new world—planet Earth—on foot. Marveling at a varied landscape of flowers, butterflies, and other wondrous creatures, he finds a pond to float in and a goofy, slobbery beast who seems to want to be his friend. Could it be that the Spaceman has found a new home? This simple and sophisticated story filled with deadpan humor offers surprises on each lively spread. From a veteran creator comes a delightfully droll story radiating warmth and the wonder of the new, reminding us to look up from our mundane lives and embrace discovery.

Lovingly illustrated, this wry and gentle fantasy will speak to adults as well as children—and cast the familiar in an astonishing new light.
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1536226165 /  9781536226164
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Picture Book Fiction / Hardback
age range:
3 yrs - 7 yrs
# of pages/size:
40 / 8 7/16" x 10 1/4"
grade range:
Preschool - Grade 2
Juvenile Fiction; Humorous Stories; Science & Nature; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Randy Cecil is the author-illustrator of Douglas, Duck, and many other highly acclaimed picture books. He is also the illustrator of James Howe’s Brontorina and Tyrone O’Saurus Dreams; Elizabeth Bluemle’s How Do You Wokka-Wokka? and My Father the Dog; Barbara Joosse’s Girl and Dragon series, and numerous other books for young readers. He lives in Texas.
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