Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram

Recommended by Mrs Burnell

Everyone knows there are no such thing as aliens…right?

I love sharing this book as the illustrations are beautiful and unlike any children’s story I have come across before; detailed and realistic, they hold wonderful discussion points to have with children.

The story tells the narrative of Bob and his daily life. Bob’s job is to maintain the moon and he goes about it dutifully and enthusiastically. As the story progresses, the humorous narrative tells the reader that of course there are no aliens and that Bob is a Moon expert, but the illustrations clearly show aliens on each page – stealing his cake, hiding in a crater, in the bath tub.

My class whole heartedly loved proving Bob (and me!) wrong and pointing out all the illustrations on each page, laughing in delight when they saw a ‘cheeky alien’ hiding from Bob.