Hello, World! Moon Landing
All young children love to look up at the moon. Now here's a board book that teaches them all about the first moon landing, with easy-to-understand details about the Apollo 11 astronauts, the NASA team, spacesuits, the rocket modules, and the world's celebration after the successful mission.
Hello, World! is a series designed to introduce first nonfiction concepts to babies and toddlers. Told in clear and easy terms ("An astronaut's job is to travel into space") and featuring bright, cheerful illustrations, Hello, World! is a perfect way to bring science, nature, and culture into the busy world of a toddler, where learning never stops.
What I loved: The simple phrasing and word-to-picture ratio is ideal for the toddler audience, who will love looking at the spacecraft, spacesuit, and other details of this iconic mission. With facts that are interesting, even to adults, this nonfiction book is all-around delightful. I even learned a few new things about the first moon landing alongside my toddler.
Something I love about the HELLO, WORLD! series is that there are bonus facts on each page, so you can just read the main story or you can also delve a little deeper into what is depicted throughout the book, according to child age and interest. Another fun surprise in this particular one is the turn-page of the shuttle ready for launch, which is made to be held tall-wise along with the countdown from 5 (beloved by my toddler who joins into the launch countdown).
Final verdict: This informative, engaging, and delightful read is ideal for toddlers learning about the world and careers around them. Budding space explorers, mathematicians, and night sky watchers will enjoy this charming read. Parents may even learn a few new facts about this important mission and amazing feat!