Astronaut Handbook by Meghan McCarthyAstronaut Handbook by Meghan McCarthy

Astronaut Handbook

byMeghan McCarthy

Paperback | January 3, 2017

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Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Blast off in this fun nonfiction picture book by the author of Pop! The Invention of Bubble Gum to find out!
With an appealing text and funny, brightly colored illustrations, Meghan McCarthy transports aspiring space travelers to astronaut school in her young nonfiction picture book. Take a ride on the “Vomit Comet” and learn how it feels to be weightless. Try a bite of astronaut food, such as delicious freeze-dried ice cream. Have your measurements taken—100 of your hand alone—for your very own space suit. Get ready for liftoff!
“McCarthy introduces the paraphernalia of rocket travel with a corollary, direct humor that understands and respects its audience.” —Booklist
“This appealing book is sure to find a wide audience.” —School Library Journal
Meghan McCarthy is the author-illustrator of many nonfiction picture books, including Earmuffs for Everyone!; The Adventures of Patty and the Big Red Bus; Strong Man; The Incredible Life of Balto; and Aliens Are Coming!. Learn more about Meghan and her books at
Title:Astronaut HandbookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 10.06 × 8.56 × 0.15 inPublished:January 3, 2017Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0399555463

ISBN - 13:9780399555466


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Terrific Introductory Book This book outlines different types of astronauts, and in very simple terms, explains what it takes to become one - lots and lots of studying and teamwork. Liked the detailed diagram of an astronaut's bathroom. Highly recommend this.
Date published: 2017-05-04