“Beautifully written, making a prominent figure readily accessible to children.” -School Library Journal
The second picture book from astronaut Scott Kelly follows his adventure-seeking travels through some of the wild places he's slept! Young readers will be delighted by the playful text and encouraging message to dream of the stars.
Scott Kelly was born for adventure. But exploring takes a lot of enery--and sleep is the super fuel to turbocharge dreams. Luckily, sleeping can be exciting if you're drifting off in the right place.
Scott has fallen asleep at the bottom of the ocean, in the cockpit of an F-14 fighter jet, in a yurt on Mount Everest, and of course in space! Join Scott on his many adventures, and maybe they'll inspire dreams of your own!
This sweet and adventurous story is the perfect bedtime tale for future astronauts and adventurers!
Kelly's second picture book starts as a memoir and ends as a motivational treatise. He begins in his childhood bedroom and backyard, where he and his identical twin play at being astronauts, then moves to his growing independence as a teenager, his Navy service, and his rigorous astronaut training. The storytelling strives to create an arc by connecting the many sleeping places that Kelly has occupied throughout his adventurous life, a final page landing readers in the bedroom of another child dreaming of an interstellar career. But text that's overly assumptive about readers' familiarity with Kelly muddles this interesting life's trajectory. Burton's cheery digital cartooning provides narrative ballast, grounding the story in a counterbalancing realism. Ages 3–7.