The Museum on the Moon: The Curious Objects on the Lunar Surface

Moonshower. Aug. 2023. 48p. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781638192039.
Gr 3-6–Readers explore the moon as a museum of memories, equipment, and more through different types of poems that examine the many ways humankind has left its mark on the moon. Each spread features a poem and showcases a moon fact. Different types of poems include a ghazal, an acrostic, and an ABAB rhyme scheme. Facts shared range from the start of missions to the moon to the one book that has been left behind. The poetry and facts complement each other and make for a nice flow of information and fun, resulting in sometimes goofy poetry. For instance, the poem about astronauts going to the bathroom will especially entertain younger readers. Illustrations in a muted palette mostly feature astronauts and other people. Back matter includes a list of humans who walked on the surface of the moon so far, a moon milestones time line, and additional notes on each of the poems, including websites to learn more about the moon facts.
VERDICT A lovely picture book that mixes poetry and history about the moon.

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