Hadfield, Chris The Darkest Dark illustrated by The Fan Brothers, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2016. $17.99 PICTURE BOOK Content: G
Chris loves everything about space. He pretends to be a brave astronaut as he dreams of exploring the universe. There’s only one problem—when night arrives, Chris is no longer so brave because he is afraid of the dark. However, when he watches the moon landing on T.V. he begins to see space as a big beautiful place full of wonder and not so scary after all.
This is a wonderfully illustrated book written by real life astronaut Chris Hadfield about his experience as a child being afraid of the dark. This book is fantastic for young readers struggling with their own fears, who have an interest in space exploration, or both. The story is inspirational as it encourages children to look past their fears and embrace the excitement of what is possible for them to achieve.
EL (K-3)—ESSENTIAL AEB