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‘A fascinating glimpse at a woman behind the success of the first moon landing.’ Waking Brain Cells reviews Alison Donald’s Supersonic Picture Book

Tasha at Waking Brain Cells has written an out-of-this-world review of Alison Donald‘s non-fiction picture book, The Spacesuit:

This nonfiction picture book tells the very interesting story of how the spacesuits for the moon landing were invented and designed. The interplay of engineers and seamstresses where everyone’s ideas were valid is an important piece. The focus on comfort as well as functionality made their suit the winner as well as a willingness to work very hard to get it finished in time.

The art in the book pays homage to sewing by incorporating pins, images that look sewn on, and even a timeline made of thread. The illustrations are bright with throwbacks to the 1960’s too. The combination is bright and hopeful.

Based on the true story, this picture book is “sew” good. Appropriate for ages 5-8.

Thank You!
Read Tasha’s full review here!
Buy a copy here in the UK or in the US here!