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Man On The Moon

Posted on 14th March, 2013 | filed under Books

Cover of Man On The Moon

Man On The Moon (A Day In The Life Of Bob)
by Simon Bartram
There’s an image from this book that is now indelibly etched on my mind, and it’s of Bob, the Moon’s caretaker, cheerfully vacuuming the surface of the Moon. Bob seems to have the best job in the world. He rises at 6am every day, cycles to his rocket and puts in a lunar shift, enjoying picnics with other cosmic caretakers, giving talks to tourists and even selling souvenirs. The only downside is the blind spot he has when it comes to spotting aliens – but luckily, your children can help with that! The joy of this story is how cleverly Bob’s world is created, which may be why my children now want to be Moon caretakers when they grow up. Not least so they can point out the aliens.

Man On The Moon was posted on 14th March, 2013 by Charlie Swinbourne under Books

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Charlie Swinbourne

About the author: Charlie Swinbourne

Charlie Swinbourne is a freelance journalist, scriptwriter and Dad. Charlie grew up in a deaf family, signing and speaking by equal measure, and went on to feed this into journalism for the Guardian, BBC Online and his own website for deaf people, The Limping Chicken. Charlie has worked in television for Channel 4 and the BBC and has appeared on Radio 4 and BBC Breakfast News. He has also written plays and short films featuring deaf characters, winning an ITV Writers Award in 2007 for his first script, a comedy called 'Coming Out.' Charlie has two young daughters and recently swapped city life in London for the countryside of Yorkshire.