Rocket Town by Bob Logan book review
What do little boys like even better than trucks or trains? Rockets!
Especially if they are my little space crazed boy. Yep….those are space pajamas and space themed bedding and both have rockets. We even have a rocket pillow! So when I had the opportunity to review Rocket Town, I jumped on it!
First things first…..a bit about the book and the author:
In this fun departure from the traditional board book themes for boys, Rocket Town by Bob Logan tells the story of an astronaut and his canine companion as they drive an old pickup through Rocket Town—an amazing town filled with, yes, rockets!
Each colorful spread sports an eye-dazzling array of rockets, from big to small, fast to slow, practical to extremely silly—a taxi rocket, a police rocket, a school bus rocket, and even a rocket that looks like a shark! The final pages are a countdown to blastoff that is sure to thrill young readers.
Author and illustrator Bob Logan has worked as a story artist on feature animations such as Madagascar and Open Season, as well as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and is currently working on the upcoming Puss in Boots! Logan’s picture book, The Sea of Bath, charmed readers with fun and sweet illustrations, and Rocket Town will delight parents and children alike with colorful and imaginative rockets. The Pasadena Star News called it “…a blast for children ages 1 – 5… Simple text and retro-pop illustrations make the journey one kids (and parents) will want to take again and again.”
Evan loved this book. The retro illustrations are chock full of things to look at and talk about. We talked in length about all the rockets, what they were for and what their special abilities might be. His all time favorite was the Guzzler (seen above). I must admit that I am liking books with fewer words better and better every day. It seems that books with fewer words lead kids to fill the gaps in with their own imagination. I love hearing the wild ideas Evan has about each of the rockets.
As a parent, I appreciated the retro designs and bright colors. It made for a very aesthetically pleasing book that I enjoyed as much as Evan. Rocket Town is a definitely pick for the rocket lover in your family!
You can purchase Rocket Town at Amazon.com for only $7.99!
Merry received a copy of this book to facilitate review. All opinions are those of reviewer only.