Product Description Scholastic's bestselling OLD LADY becomes an astronaut in this adventure full of hilarious laughs and fun facts about space -- perfect for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing! There was an old astronaut who swallowed the moon. I don't know why she swallowed the moon. It happened at noon.Scholastic's bestselling OLD LADY returns in this adventure series with a nonfiction twist that will make you laugh AND learn! In this spin-off, the OLD LADY turns into an OLD ASTRONAUT who travels through space, swallowing a moon... along with a star, a planet, a comet, a meteor, a rocket, and a satellite... Why? Well, it went down just right, that bright satellite! Two new characters lead the reader through this hilarious adventure while exchanging some awesome facts about outer space for a light take on nonfiction that's perfect for this age. With expanded back matter about the solar system and a search-and-find game at the end, this OLD ASTRONAUT definitely shoots for the stars! From School Library Journal PreS-Gr 2-In this fun retelling of the popular rhyme, the omnivorous old lady is an astronaut. She starts off by eating the moon, a star, a planet, a comet, a meteoroid, a rocket, and, eventually, a satellite. It is then revealed that it was her imagination and that all this time she was in a planetarium observing space up above from the museum. Each rhyming sentence is followed by a true fact about the item being swallowed. The exaggerated cartoon drawings highlight the nonsensical elements of the story, and more detailed material about the celestial bodies is appended. VERDICT A great introduction to early readers who are beginning to learn about space, who will laugh about the adventures of the old astronaut and learn valuable information at the same time. Great for school and library collections.-Annmarie Braithwaite, New York Public Libraryα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted. Review Praise for There Was An Old Astronaut Who Swallowed the Moon!:"Colandro offers an enjoyable readaloud filled with outer space facts, including back matter with vocabulary definitions and a search-and-find activity." -- Publishers WeeklyPraise for There Was An Old Mermaid Who Swallowed a Shark!:"This underwater romp is at once funnier and more educational than 'There Was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Fly.' Verdict: The rare book that's perfect for at-home reads and rereads as well as for storytime." -- School Library Journal About the Author Jared Lee has illustrated more than 100 books for young readers. He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, the Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, the National Cartoonists Society, and others. He lives in Ohio with his wife and a menagerie of dogs, cats, ponies, ducks, and a few unknown creatures. Lucille Colandro has written many books for children, including the bestselling There Was an Old Lady series illustrated by Jared Lee.