February 23, 2012

The Great Moon Hoax

The Great Moon Hoax by Stephen Krensky, illustrated by Josee Bisaillon (Illustrator)
This unusual picture book shows a few days in the life of two newsies, boys that hocked newspapers by calling out interesting news. These boys are fascinated by stories of alien life on the moon.  The art style is interesting in this book, but the story is not one that would connect with most students.  Although my students might not choose to read this book on their own, when I shared it with them we had a very engaging discussion about truth in media, including the Internet, and whether the events of this book could happen today.  This is a book I intend to add to my library collection and use for instruction. This review is based on a publisher supplied electronic copy.

Until next time, happy reading, and bon voyage!