I love books that really spark the imagination. One’s that provoke discussion and a whole ream of imaginative play ideas with my nearly 6-year-old Monkey. We’ve been waiting anxiously for the release of Time Travelling Toby and the Apollo Moon Landing, as Monkey has loved the previous two books so much. Toby has been a busy boy, visiting the Battle of Britain and the Battle of Trafalgar and now he’s off into space.
Time Travelling Toby and the Apollo Moon Landing is written by Graham Jones, illustrated by Neil Parkinson and has a foreward from Maggie Lieu, the famous space expert and astronomer!
For those of you who haven’t discovered the adventures of Time Travelling Toby yet, the little boy has a wonderful time travelling car which takes him and his brothers on amazing adventures. Monkey has visited the National Space Centre in Leicester and the Science Museum in London and loves anything space themed. The story mixes fact with fiction in a fun way that Monkey loves.
Can Toby help the American astronauts win the race to the moon? Even his dog gets to land on the moon and wear a special spacesuit! The story has led to lots of space themed conversations and Monkey was impressed to hear that I’d watched the moon landing on TV with Granny and Gramps. Sadly I was only One at the time so don’t remember it, but I did see it.
As with the previous books, Time Travelling Toby and the Apollo Moon Landing includes a great diagram of the Space going time travelling car as well as factual information about the space race, the Russian and American missions and the Astronauts who were the first to land on the moon.
Monkey really does love this series, and I know the latest edition will be as well-studied as the previous two in the months ahead.
Imagine his delight when we first reached the end of the story, Mummy Toby’s meeting the dinosaurs next! Our wait for the next installment of Time Travelling Toby begins, but we’ll be well entertained in the meantime.
Time Travelling Toby and the Apollo Moon Landing is priced at £6.99 and is available in all good bookstores as well as Amazon (I’ve included my affiliate link below). We both give this book a big thumbs up.
disclaimer: we were sent this book in exchange for an honest review