Author(s): Steve Martin
What's it really like to be an astronaut on a mission to Mars? Well, kids will not only find out but can also train for their own missions in this exciting activity book. Once enrolled at the academy, they face a variety of challenges and missions that mimic the real-life tasks astronauts may have to perform in space. Specific activities include hand-eye coordination exercises, obstacle courses, building a balloon rocket, basic first-aid skills, how to deal with weightlessness, and doing fiddly things while wearing big gloves! A jam-packed Space Goodies section includes stickers, a poster, board game, press-outs, and a model space shuttle. Informative, interactive, and fun, this book will appeal to all aspiring astronauts!
Steve Martin (Wales, UK) is a writer, former English teacher, and author of numerous children's books on a wide range of subjects, including The Boys' Book of Adventure, Astronaut Academy, and Numberland. Jennifer Farley (Ireland, UK) is an artist and illustrator based in Ireland. Her designs are bright, colourful, and filled with texture. Jennifer has illustrated picture books, apps, and promotional material for UK and Irish publishers.