Book Review of When I Was a Baby, I Went Up to Space
Sponsored* | All opinions are our own
The Children’s Book Review
Written by Ezra Dutch Kimsly
Illustrated by Mike Canas
Ages 0-6 | 24 Pages
Publisher: EDK Enterprises (2022) | ISBN-13: 9798987444108
What to Expect: Space, family, siblings, and imagination.
In this fun and whimsical tale, real life blends seamlessly with imagination as the reader is shown a picture of space incorporating science, nursery rhyme, popular culture, and child’s-eye perspective.
Baby is just sitting in his highchair, minding his business, when WHOOSH! The tree branch his sister has tied his chair to for safety gives way, propelling him into space! There’s a lot to see in space, but not all of it makes sense. From a bird that seems to be made all of metal to dancing astronauts, chummy aliens, and even a cow, dish, and spoon. And what is a bear made all out of dots of light doing up there? No matter how strange things seem, one thing is clear—Baby loves space, and space loves Baby!
The result is both magical and instructive, helping readers see how factual and poetic imaginings of space may relate to one another. The story is told through simple, short bursts of rhyming text, which is great for reading aloud or beginner readers. The brightly colored cartoon-like illustrations add to the whimsy of the story, putting comical expressions on the faces of the moon and planets and adding humorous silent interactions between the characters.
When I Was a Baby, I Went Up to Space is a fun and lighthearted read, making it a lovely choice for bedtime reading.
Buy the Book
About the Author
Ezra is a husband and father of five children, working hard for his family during the day, telling stories to his children at night—mostly stories about life, sometimes stories like this. This is Ezra’s first of a series of silly, rhyming, adventure-story picture books. He hopes to be able to publish the rest.
Dedicated Reviews allow authors and illustrators to gain prompt visibility for their work. This is a sponsored*, non-biased review of When I Was a Baby, I Went Up to Space. Learn more about getting a book review …