- Meaghan O'Brien
Plant sunflowers on the Moon? What a great idea! Now, how can we get there? Why, a bicycle of course!
Have you ever looked at the Moon and thought it looked sad? It’s all by its lonesome and nothing lives there. For one young boy his sole mission is to cheer up the Moon. How does he plan to cheer up the moon? By planting sunflowers! In the picture book How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers: A Simple but Brilliant Plan in 24 Easy Steps, author Mordicai Gerstein has laid out a plan for anyone to follow to reach the Moon. NASA hasn’t even thought of it! All you will need is a bicycle, a huge slingshot, an extremely long garden hose, and a spacesuit, size extra small, from NASA. Sounds easy, right? Have you gotten permission from your parents? Uh, oh, that could be the most difficult part of this brilliant plan.
Are you up for the adventure? Will you be the first human to bicycle to the moon? And, can we successfully cheer up the moon by planting sunflowers?
Caldecott Medal winner Mordicai Gerstein offers readers a step-by-step instruction manual in his latest book How to Bicycle to the Moon to Plant Sunflowers: A Simple but Brilliant Plan in 24 Easy Steps. The plan is illustrated in comic book-style panels with tongue-in-cheek humor. The artwork and color is very expressive, and the voice of the story is so genuine that you will feel as if you are on the bicycle seat heading towards the Moon. All you need is a little imagination.