Friday, April 1, 2011

Children's Book Review: Rocket Town by Bob Logan

ISBN: 9781402241864
Published: March 2011 
Format: Board Book

The story follows an astronaut and his canine companion as they drive an old pickup through Rocket Town, passing all manner of space craft like a taxi rocket, a police rocket, a school bus rocket, and even a rocket that looks like a shark.

Each colorful spread is bursting with an eye-dazzling array of rockets from big to small, fast to slow, practical to extremely silly. Our intrepid astronaut and his dog then get into their favorite rocket (a pickup truck-shaped rocket of course!), and the final count down and blast off is sure to thrill young readers.

My Review:
5 stars out of 5

We absolutely loved this quick read.  Being a board book, I didn't mind Savannah turning the pages and trying to grab at the book.  The illustrations were amazing and eye appealing. This would be a great book to read to your little man, who loves rocket ships and space.  The story flowed and ended with a countdown into space.  I have been teaching Savannah counting with her fingers and loved seeing her count, as I read the book and the final countdown. 

This book reminded me of the animated Pixar film, Cars.  The bright and bold colors used on each page and the fine detail of each rocket ship captured our attention while reading the story.  I will definitely be picking up Bob Logan's other books.  I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Bob Logan has recently worked as a story artist for blockbuster feature animations like Madagascar, Open Season and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.  So, I can see why I loved the illustrations in this book so much!

About the Author/Illustrator:

Bob Logan lives in Thousand Oaks, CA with his wife, son, and two retired pugs. Bob likes to draw his pictures on a computer and is not one to turn down key lime pie, pleasant conversation or a chance to play the Wii.

Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book from Sourcebooks in order to write an honest review.  The views above are mine and mine alone.

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