Kids often wonder about life on the moon or other galaxies. Movies bring outer-space beings into a seemingly possible reality. Is there life on other planets? Jon Agee allows a child to explore the possibilities in his book, Life on Mars.
The astronaut believes there is life. He begins to explore. Time passes. Doubt begins to set in. The reader hears the character’s internal dialogue. Alongside the meandering astronaut, a silent story parallels his feelings.
This text lends itself to teaching kids life lessons of perseverance, confidence, affect, trial/error, discovery, celebration.
View the book trailer here.
View the book read aloud at this link. I think your kids will enjoy the sound effects.
Savorings for Life on Mars:
- Internal Thinking
- Silent parallel story
- Two characters
- Life lessons
- Surprise Ending