Astronaut Annie

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Product Details
Price
$17.95  $16.69
Publisher
Tilbury House Publishers
Publish Date
Pages
36
Dimensions
9.4 X 10.3 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780884485230

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About the Author
As a girl, Suzanne Slade spent her summers at Tippecanoe Lake in Indiana where she enjoyed watching many tadpoles, turtles, and beautiful butterflies. A geek at heart, Suzanne is the award-winning author of dozens of nature and science books. Her latest picture book, The Inventor's Secret, is a 2016 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book. Suzanne lives in Libertyville, Illinois.
Nicole Tadgell was born in Detroit, Michigan. A shy child whose family moved frequently, art was a fun escape for her. While studying studio art at Wheaton College, Nicole discovered children's book illustration and knew it would be her path. Today she is the illustrator of over 30 books, many of them honored with awards. When she's not drawing, Nicole visits schools and conducts lectures and workshops. She also practices tai chi and watches Doctor Who. Nicole lives in central Massachusetts.
Reviews
the perfect book for any aspiring astro-lover of any age or gender-- "Red Tricycle" (12/12/2018 12:00:00 AM)
K-GR 2--Annie is preparing for Career Day at school, and is trying to follow her teacher's directive to keep her career choice a secret. Every evening she works on her costume while her family asks for hints. Grandpop gives her a camera in hopes she will aspire to be a journalist like him. Grandma tells her about her days winning awards for her desserts and lets Annie borrow her mixing bowl and oven mitts. Dad is convinced that she'll wants to be a mountain climber like him; and when Mom asks for a hint, she gives Annie some high-top sneakers hoping Annie will be a basketball player like she is. Annie does not commit to any of her family members' career choices, but in the end shows that she can blend something from everyone and make it her own. Readers will have no doubt that Annie is well equipped to follow her dream to travel into space. The illustration of her room shows planets hanging from the ceiling, stars and moons on her bedspread and tissue box, space posters on the walls, and a telescope for stargazing. Tadgell's watercolor illustrations are kid-friendly and complementary to Slade's concise storytelling. Back matter gives a short biography of four female astronauts, information about the phases of the moon, and a list of sources to learn more. VERDICT Strong, succinct text with complementary illustrations make this a great purchase for school and public library collections--Jennifer Steib Simmons, Anderson County Library, SC "School Library Journal" (4/1/2018 12:00:00 AM)
What does Annie want to be? As career day approaches, Annie wants to keep her job choice secret until her family sees her presentation at school. Readers will figure it out, however, through the title and clues Tadgell incorporates into the illustrations....A solid, small step for diversifying STEM stories.-- "Kirkus" (2/4/2018 12:00:00 AM)