Armstrong: The Adventurous Jorney of a Mouse to the Moon

Written and Illustrated by Torben Kuhlmann


It was LOVE at first sight when I picked this book up out of the box.

It came catalogued as an Easy Picture books but reads more as a chapter book. The illustrations are fabulous, they are sepia, brownish old timey photos and reflex the time period of 1969 when the moon landing was being planned, talked about and then later televised. Armstrong really wants to go to the moon and all of his life he as gazed up at the hunk of cheese per say. The vision and plans have been unstoppable. He proudly shows his friends and family and they discourage him since the moon is just a hunk of cheese, but he knows better. He plans, designs and draws his spaceship, his spacesuit (which he tests in the fish bowl then later uses as his helmet) and visits an astronomy class to make sure he gets everything just right.

Well at the end, Armstrong realizes his dream, but all the credit goes to the other guy named Neil.

Another really cool part of this book is at the end it features a “Short History of space Travel.”

I have showed this book to the students and they are as excited to check it out and read it as I am, but I have not been able to let it go just yet, my bad. Maybe I like it a little too much.

Review by Angela Pratt, Hillsdale Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 1-6

Armstrong: The Adventurous Jorney of a Mouse to the Moon
Written and Illustrated by Torben Kuhlmann
NorthSouth Books
128 pages
Release Date: September 1, 2016
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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3 thoughts on “Armstrong: The Adventurous Jorney of a Mouse to the Moon”

  1. I also love this book so much. I read it to my 2nd grade classes this year, and they really enjoyed it. Torben Kuhlmann has another book, Lindbergh: Tale of a Flying Mouse, that is also really fun.

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