Review sponsored* by Carole P. Roman
The Children’s Book Review | April 20, 2016
Written by Carole P. Roman
Illustrated by Mateya Arkova
Age Range: 3-7
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2016)
What to expect: Rhyme, Space, Bedtime Story, Astronomy
Rocket-Bye is one of the latest and greatest picture books from award-winning author, Carole P. Roman.
“Climb aboard to travel far,
Soar above the trees.
The moon glows brightly as we pass its smile
And head into the breeze.”
Two boys, one a toddler and the other slightly older, sit upon a rocket ship and sail through the air over cities and mountains into the Milky Way that beckons them closer. They float over constellations and zoom past planets in the “crazy quilt” of sparkling stars that decorate the universe. Just as a child goes through many stages of unwinding before they fall asleep, the boys bounce, coast, and loop-de-loop their way through the galaxy safely back to their beds for a good night’s sleep.
“[T]he only sound … a gentle snore.”
Just as the text and illustrations gently curve and sweep across the pages, so do the calming and effortless rhymes in what could be Carole P. Roman’s finest book yet. The illustrations are soft and airy, and have a dreamy quality about them. The illustrator uses warm and welcoming colors with a dusky mid-blue for the sky and vivid splashes of orange and red streaking the planets and pages.
Rocket-Bye is perfect to help young explorers and budding astronomers unwind as they prepare for a sleepy slumber time. This book will be loved by many—all the way to the moon and back!
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Enter to win autographed copies of Rocket-Bye and Can a Princess Be a Firefighter?, written by award-winning author Carole P. Roman and illustrated by Mateya Arkova. Plus, a bonus prize of author Eric Jay Cash’s debut picture book Cave Kiddos: A Sunny Day!
Giveaway begins April 21, 2016, at 12:01 A.M. PST and ends May 22, 2016, at 11:59 P.M. PST. Enter here »
About Carole P. Roman
Carole P. Roman is the award-winning author of the Captain No Beard series. Both Captain No Beard-An Imaginary Tale of a Pirate’s Life and Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis have received the Kirkus Star of Exceptional Merit. The first book in the series was named to Kirkus Reviews Best 2012. Captain No Beard and the Aurora Borealis has just been named to Kirkus Reviews Best of 2015. Each book in the series has won numerous awards including the NABE Pinnacle Award, ERIK Award for 2013, ForeWord Review Five Star and Finalist in the Book of the Year, and Reader’s Views Children’s Book of the Year 2013. She is also the author of the award-wining, non-fiction culture series If You Were Me and Lived in… Her new non-fiction cultural series written for older children will be published soon.
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I won Rocket-Bye here, and the mail brought yesterday. A delightful little book the small children. Sure will be read over and over.
Thanks so much. Went over at Goodreads and Library thing and posted a review.