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Mousetronaut: Based on a (Partially) True Story (Paula Wiseman Books) [Hardcover]

Mark Kelly , C. F. Payne
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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books (9 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442458240
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442458246
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 25.9 x 1.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 717,709 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mousetronaut A small, but plucky, mouse named Mike is sure that he can help the Space Shuttle astronauts, and ends up saving the whole mission.

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3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't quite hit the mark 6 Mar 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I really like the fact that this story is realistic in terms of its depiction of space travel. However, the story feels slightly weakly told, and it lasted less than a week as our three-year old space-mad son's bedtime book before he wanted something else - he just never really got into it like he does with some books.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Meet Meteor, the Mousetronaut 10 Oct 2012
By Robert Pearlman - Published on
Astronaut Mark Kelly has crafted a charming tale (or should that be, "tail") inspired by the mice that flew with him on his first spaceflight, mission STS-108 on space shuttle Endeavour in 2001. Together with illustrator C.F. Payne's wonderful images, "Mousetronaut" should launch kids' dreams of floating in space.

"Mousetronaut" looks to be a great way to introduce young children to the concept of spaceflight and how teamwork is the "key" to mission success.

Hopefully, this will be the first of many space adventures for Meteor, the Mousetronaut.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun and Imaginative 13 Oct 2012
By Whymsy Likes Books - Published on
My brother and sister-in-law sent my girls this book purely because of the name according to my brother. My girls (5 and 2 1/2) were delighted with the adventures of Meteor the Mouse. This book was a fun, imaginative story with interesting pictures and a great way to introduce the idea of space flight in a way kids can absorb. After the main story there is a section on how a real mouse on one of Mark Kelly's Endeavour Missions inspired the story as well as some of the history behind space flight and some of the necessities that go with space travel.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully illustrated story perfect for the aspiring astronaut 24 Oct 2012
By Valerie Jones - Published on
A space mission is getting ready to leave, and everyone is excited. Along with all the astronauts, six mice will get to go on the mission as well. Meteor is the smallest of the mice, and he really wants to go on the mission so he has been working really hard. When it is time to decide, five of the biggest and strongest mice are chosen, but because of his hard work so is Meteor.

During the space mission the key to the control panel gets stuck in a crack. None of the astronauts can get it out, but Meteor is small and wants to be helpful. Will Meteor save the mission?

Mousetronaut is perfect for the budding astronaut with striking illustrations and a fun storyline. Written by Astronaut Mark Kelly, Mousetronaut is inspired by one of the mice on his first mission in space aboard the Endeavour in 2001. Included at the end of the book is a brief afterword by Mark Kelly that includes a brief history of the space program and life as an astronaut.

Recommended for readers age 4-8.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very cute book 29 Oct 2012
By Jaclyn - Published on
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Excellent book, very cute. Gotta get the kids interested in the Space program, and this book will definitely help. I like that it's even a semi-true story!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Cute, but missing something 26 Mar 2013
By Denise - Published on
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This was a cute story and as for my two boys, they love everything space shuttle. We enjoyed the story and it helps with make believe play too (spoiler alert: they find a play key and suddenly they are heros!). It is lacking in quality dialogue, which I think is what makes a children's story. If you like wonderful stories for kids about mice check out Broderick and Ben and Me. These are much more rich.
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