He never notices the short green guys who watch from a distance, steal a cupcake from his picnic lunch and crowd into a wordless spread to mug for readers. This is the story of a man called Bob’s day at work on the moon. Man on the Moon: Every morning when he arrives he finds a lot of rubbish, Bob thinks the astronauts make the rubbish and he doesn’t like the Moon to be dirty so he cleans it up. I kept waiting for something more excitin This is a cute science fiction book for young readers. The book finishes with Bob returning to earth, unaware that he has some friendly aliens for company. Throughout the story Bob dismisses any suggestions that there are aliens on the moon, but who is that standing behind him making funny faces and stealing h I read Man on the Moon while I was on placement in Year One.

May 28, Harriet Hunt rated it it was amazing. The story takes the reader through Bob’s day, beginning with breakfast before driving to his launch pad so he can fly his rocket to work. The illustrations are bold and bright and the illustrator has cleverly hid aliens on every page! Win your own World Book Day Costume! Bob is an ‘ordinary’ man, whose job is worki This book was used extensively for Literacy with a Year 2 class. He exchanges his tweedy threads for a form-fitting white jumpsuit with a crescent moon on the chest, then boards a squat rocket for the moon. And in the end, we’re left to wonder if Bob is simply hiding the existence of aliens because he himself is one.

In between cleaning and welcoming the visitors he sells souvenirs, t-shirts and flags. Feb 21, Indy rated it it was amazing Shelves: This picture book is probably best suited to key stage one, although it can be used with versatility throughout the years.


He gets up every morning, eats his breakfast and gets into his spaceship for his daily trip to the moon. He wakes up every morning, eats his breakfast, goes to the shop to buy his newspaper and a little treat before boarding his space ship to the moon.

MAN ON THE MOON (A Day in the Life of Bob)

Preview — Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram. The Getaway book 12 Jeff Kinney. This is a great book for Key Stage 1.

However, much of the story of Bob’s life is left up to our imagination. It is a book for all ages it appears. The book is a great way to teach children about the moon and space. Feb 20, Emily rated it it was amazing.

When Bob addresses human tourists, who wear bubble-shaped glass helmets over their ordinary clothes, he denies that aliens exist; observant readers will suspect otherwise. While Bob carries out his day to day tasks it soon becomes clear that he is unaware that aliens live on the moon. The book follows a man called Bob from the moment he wakes up.

Bob does somersaults, handstands, high jumps for all the tourists to see. Bob then jumps into hte shiny spaceship and soars into space reaching his destination of the moon.

Sep 16, Grace Abwooli rated it really liked it. Aug 26, Diana Thomsen rated it liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem.

May 27, Laura Hickey rated it it was amazing. Battram would be very amusing for children spotting the aliens on each page, much to Bob’s oblivion.

If you loved this, you might like these Feb 10, Jorden Foster rated it liked it. Find out what he does on the moon: Bob is an astronaut, but unlike the astronaut we know and study, Bob cleans and looks after the Moon.


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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Bartram Pumpkin Moonhowever, never resolves this joke. The children absolutely loved it and it acted as a great platform for cross curricular lessons such as art, with children making their own moonscapes. Many of the children were interested to learn more facts about the moon, planets and stars following on from this story.

Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram

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Throughout the story, Bob dismisses the suggestion that there are any aliens on the moon, although in every page there are aliens hidden in the craters, while some even sneak on to Bob’s rocket and return to earth with him. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

This is a lovely book for foundation stage children. It is a great way to teach children about the moon and space.

More About Simon Bartram. The illustration in the book shows the opposite too what is being written. Want to Read saving….

Man on the Moon (A Day in the Life of Bob)

Bob is an ‘ordinary’ man, whose job is working on the moon, where he cleans and sweeps, provides entertainments for tourists, sells souvenirs and turns on the moon’s nightlight. This tale takes the reader through a day in the life of Bob. This charming book would be perfect for KS1.

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