By Drew Brockington
AR level: 3.0
AR points: 0.5
I suggest 1st through 4th grade.
If you ever want to see your second grader have a meltdown in Barnes and Noble, then take him to get his free copy of CatStronauts: Mission Moon for completing his reading list, and then find out the store is out of them.
Thankfully, a hard-working employee was willing to dig through the back and find us one, saving the day. It reminded me of the characters in the book…nothing stands in the way of these cats. Funny, clever, and graphically appealing, the CatStronauts series is a great way to get picture-book junkies reading and having a blast (no pun intended).
Here’s the description from B&N:
When the world is thrust into darkness due to a global energy shortage, the Worlds Best Scientist comes up with a bold plan to set up a solar power plant on the moon. But someone has to go up there to set it up, and that adventure falls to the CatStronauts, the best space cats on the planet! Meet the fearless commander Major Meowser, brave-but-hungry pilot Waffles, genius technician and inventor Blanket, and quick thinking science officer Pom Pom on their most important mission yet!
In this graphic novel, debut author and illustrator Drew Brockington breathes life into a world populated entirely by cats, brimming with jokes, charm, science, and enough big boxes and tuna sandwiches for everyone!