Unsere Lieblingsbücher


Picture: Presse QEB Publishing
from Steve Smallman
24 Pages
QED Publishing
Hardback ISBN: 9781682973813     $16,99
Paperback ISBN: 9781784934811      £5.99

An imaginative, funny, sensitive story that shows that you should try something to have your own experiencesFor children aged 3 and over

Description from the publisher

"When Pip the mouse learns that the moon is made of stinky cheese, he has a big idea – he's going to be an Astromouse! Pip makes himself a rocket out of an old funnel and some cardboard, and prepares for take-off. But blasting to the moon is harder than he thought and things don't go quite to plan. On his way home Pip sees a huge reflection of the moon in a pond. The moon has come to him! As he reaches down to break off a piece of stinky cheese, the eyes of a large frog appear and a frightened Pip runs all the way back home. He decides the moon is far to scary for a mouse, and he'd much rather live with his mum instead. A heartwarming story about the big dreams of a little mouse, this picture book is sure to delight and entertain." 

Do you know this, you look up at the sky and discover figures that make up the clouds.
For example, it's the little flip looking into the evening sky. The full moon shines so wonderfully. In this fascination, he discovers a mouse on the moon. You don't think so? Then you're like Fip's mother. But if you look closely, you too will discover the mouse:
Look at the bottom tooth of Drago Dragon! There are two large circles on top of each other's belly and head. Right and left, top and bottom at the bottom ball, the abdomen are each small balls, the arms and legs

Fips mother knows to report that some say the moon is a big stinky cheese. Fips loves stinky cheese and so he desire to fly to the moon .
With a lot of imagination and creativity, he builds a rocket. But how can he manage to launch the missile. Fips wouldn't be Fips if he didn't think of anything. He builds a ramp down the hillside. With much effort, the rocket on the hill hums to drive down shortly afterwards with momentum straight onto the ramp that actually catapults it towards the moon. incredible! But the joy doesn't last long, because shortly afterwards he ends up back on the meadow.
What a pity!
As he sadly walks back to his mother, he suddenly discovers the moon on the ground. The moon had actually come to him. Just as he bends down and nibbles at the stinky cheese moon, two glub rods appear in the middle of the moon. Fips scare madly.
From because of stink cheese, the moon tastes like stink pond and the smell doesn't like Fips at all. Disgusted and disappointed, he runs home where his mother lovingly closes him in the arm. At home, it is the most beautiful.
And while Fips have found that the moon is by no means a stink cheese, he is certainly proud of his adventure, which he has courageously approached and weathered.
Following the story, there are some suggestions on how to engage with children with the help of the story/book.
We (adults and children) found the question of whether we could imagine from the cover image what is being told in the story or that it is a space story?
Many children said they had already imagined something with space because of the sieve that has fips on its head and looks like an astronaut's helmet. Some children reported that they had already played similar times and had repurposed a sieve as an astrowall helmet.
But then they had imagined more that it is a kind of Sandmann story because the mouse has a big star at the front of the belly and a sack in the hand. The sack for the stardust, which the Sandman collects while cleaning the stars and then sprinkles into the eyes of the children at night so that they dream beautifully.
It is clear that the children do not come on it alone, but supported by other picture book stories that they already knew this association has emerged.
And what about you guys? What do you think?
Come along in Fip's adventures, discover it and who knows you to try the questions about the end of the story on your own.
A wonderful story that Steve Smallman tells not only in history, but also with his imaginative, detail-loving, sensitive illustrations that take you into the story and inspire you to dream a little. Fantastically beautiful!
Bildquelle: Loewe Verlag
Wenn ich groß bin, werde ich Astromaus
von Steve Smallman
übersetzt von Nadine Mannchen
24 Seiten
1. Aufl. Juni 2019
ISBN 978-3-7432-0249-8
Loewe Verlag