REVIEW: The Rocket Age Takes Off

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The book The Rocket Age Takes Off is part of the AWIM Straw Rocket Challenge kit. The book was written by Steven Krensky and illustrated by Michele Shortley. If you’re interested in reading it, you can check it out through the SC STEM Hub.

Leo for blogLeo, age 6 and a half, enjoys riding his bike in his free time. Last week, he took a moment to review it. Here’s what he had to say.

Q: What is this book about?
A: This book tells a story about Dr. Goddard.  He makes the first rocket.

Q: What was the best part about this book? 
A: Looking at the picture of Nell [Dr. Goddard’s name for his rocket] launching.

Q: What part of this book made you smile?
A: Nell launching.

Q: What part of the book surprised you most? 
A: That Nell actually launched.  I was surprised because I didn’t think that it would work that early because it was the first rocket ever.

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Q: What did you learn from reading this book?
A: The first rocket launch was March 16th 1926.

Q: List three words that best describe this book.
A: Rocket, chemicals, and flight.

Q: What was your favorite line or phrase from the book?
A: “It looked almost magical as it rose, without any appreciably greater noise or flame, as if it said, “I’ve been here long enough; I think I’ll be going someplace else if you don’t mind.”

Q: Who else should read this book AND why?
A: I recommend it for kids who are interested in vehicles and planes.

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