Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Rocket Town

Monday, March 28, 2011

Book Review - Rocket Town

About the Book
What do little boys like even better than trucks or trains? Rockets!
In this fun departure from the traditional board book themes for boys, Bob Logan’s Rocket Town 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.

My Take on the BookWhat I loved about this board book was not only the simple but fun storyline, but moreover the illustrations that were simply strewn with hidden gems. When I read this book to my youngest, we had fun looking at all of the images, watching to see some of the fun treasures that the author/illustrator has hidden in the story itself. I also liked the humor that he put in as well, including the rocket ship named and shaped like a stinky onion, as well as a rocket shaped like a shark!

All-in-all, though this was geared toward young children, this book was both fun and engaging! I know that I will be reading this with my youngest daughter over and over!

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