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MIL flashed a book under my nose last night - so fast I couldn't even catch the title. She has bought it as a gift for DC (hence the fastness as she was showing me very quickly whislt they weren't looking!).
Normally what she buys them is great, but just every now and then it's something a bit off the wall and I want to check it out before she gives it to them to make sure it is age appropriate etc.
It had a shiny silver cover and I thought it had "space" in the title, and a drawn picture of a child/boy/character on the front but searches on Amazon have given me nothing.
Maybe the sparkly cover caught her eye . My great nan bought me a book when I was 9 called The Snowman. She obviously had no idea it was filled with drugs and underage pregnancy. I was agog. You could give it a go. I am enjoying it.
I read it and so did my son (won't embarrass him by saying how old he is). Its a good book, I can't think of anything too inappropriate. Its about a boy who is very tall for his age, is often mistaken for an adult, and pretends to be a girl in his class's Dad so they can go into space.
Its a very easy read if they are confident readers. Otherwise should be quite good for you to read to them. Or put away until they are interested. The Author has written a few other good books, but the first two were good, but a bit too similar to each other. This one is very different.
First two: "Millions" and "Framed". My kids enjoyed Millions, but got bored with Framed afterwards.
"Liam is too big for his boots. And his football strip. And his school blazer. But being super-sized height-wise has its advantages: hes the only eleven-year-old to ever ride the G-force defying Cosmic rollercoaster or be offered the chance to drive a Porsche. Long-legged Liam makes a giant leap for boy-kind by competing with a group of adults for the chance to go into space. Is Liam the best boy for the job? Sometimes being big isnt all about being a grown-up. "