Author(s): Charles Lovitt; Bryan Sims (Illustrator)
In this engaging Little Golden Book, preschoolers will enjoy the fascinating story behind what happened on July 20, 1969, when two human beings walked on the Moon for the very first time. Little ones will learn about the rocket Saturn V, the command module Columbia, and of course the famous lunar lander Eagle, and how they each served to send astronauts into space. Kids will learn who the astronauts were and how they were chosen for the mission. And they'll learn Neil Armstrong's unforgettable words in his message back to Earth about this being "one giant leap for mankind." Fun facts about the astronauts' space suits and their work in space round out this exciting picture book, which is being published upon the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission.