The Day I Went to Space, by Bryson Reaume | Dedicated Review
Review sponsored by Bryson’s Books
The Children’s Book Review | February 13, 2018
Written by Bryson Reaume
Illustrated by Natasa Kostovska
Age Range: 4-8
Hardcover: 36 pages
Publisher: Bryson’s Books (2017)
What to expect: Space travel, adventures, aliens
In The Day I Went to Space, author Bryson Reaume describes the zany space adventures that happen on an ordinary night to an ordinary boy with an extraordinary imagination.
The intrepid main character has just settled in for a night’s well-deserved rest when he hears some strange noises. To his surprise, his bed has turned into a space ship and he is hurtling through outer space to an unknown planet. Upon arrival, he is informed that he has been enlisted in a program to become a space cadet. Luckily, his best friend is also there so he happily joins the rest of the trainees.
They are taught how to fly and fix space ships. They learn alien languages, culinary tastes and customs. They travel to the farthest reaches of the universe, meeting all sorts of interesting aliens along the way.
“Cute little beings that could read your thoughts,
And big, loud, beeping alien robots.
Some had colorful ears and rather large noses.
Others were small, with arms like hoses.”
Readers will be delighted by the cadence and rhyming scheme of the story. The subtle phrasing conveys big emotions and ideas while keeping even the youngest readers enthralled. The Day I Went to Space is a perfect story to read aloud to even the youngest readers and the quirky illustrations will surely spark imaginative conversations about outer space, aliens and all manner of things.
About the Author
I started off as an amazing baby then quickly morphed into a wild toddler, funny adolescent, awkward teen, fast-food worker, laundromat attendant, hip-hop rapper, oil change specialist, ditch digger, awkward adult, army medic, airplane pilot, construction worker, business owner, socially conscious entrepreneur, internal monologue comedian, son, brother, husband, father and now… children’s book author. Who would’ve thought?
Read our exclusive interview: Bryson Reaume Discusses The Day I Went To Space
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About the Illustrator
Once upon a time I graduated as an art historian. My passion for drawing turned me into a cartoonist and caricature artist for a humor and satire magazine but I was always drawn to creating illustrations for children. It is the most amazing job and a rare privilege to always be in the magical world of fairy-tales and stories. The greatest joy for me is when I manage to successfully convey that magic to the children.
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