When two hungry mice spot a giant yellow ball of cheese in the night sky, they get right to work building a rocketship so they can take a big bite out of that glowing full moon. After sailing through starry skies, the mice arrive at the feast of their dreams–and soon the moon isn’t so full anymore! Simple, rhythmic text makes this a great read-aloud for future astronauts.
What a run read aloud! The ideas of mice love cheese + moon is made of cheese + building a rocket to the moon are brilliantly combined and executed on in this story with adorable illustrations and great rhyming text. I love all the fun details in the illustrations, particularly the use of a cheese dome on the moon!
Priscilla Alpaugh earned her BFA in Painting and Illustration from UMass Amherst and studied for her MFA in Illustration at Syracuse University. Priscilla makes illustrations for the children’s market. She has also been known to paint murals and traffic control boxes, design logos and bookplates, and make digital animations. She lives in Massachusetts.