Stories Aloud
Publication date: 06 Jun 2019
ISBN: 9781788004619
Size: 250 x 290 mm
Length: 32 pages

Suzy Orbit, Astronaut

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When Suzy Orbit and her boss, Captain Gizmo, hear that aliens have been spotted near their space station, they must act fast! But Captain Gizmo has no batteries for his space pod, his swanky new spacesuit is far too small, and there’s no chance of ordering a meteor blaster in time. Luckily, Suzy Orbit – astronaut and engineer extraordinaire – is on hand with her spanner and brilliant inventing skills. Suzy knows that a bit of quick thinking and ingenuity are even better than ordering new stuff. . . if only Captain Gizmo will listen!

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“This STEM focused picture book explores concepts of remaking, reusing and making do: that making something from the materials that we have available might be a better solution than ordering something new and ready-made.”

– BookTrust

“With plenty to look at in the bright illustrations, enough repetition to hook younger readers and opportunity for silly voices and sound effects galore – this book will be a hit with all ages!”

– Folded Corners (blog)

“This is a great picture book to encourage interest in the 50th Anniversary Of Apollo 11… delightfully funny.”

– Lily and the Fae (blog)

“A wonderful story about aliens, Space and mighty girls but also about over-consumption, about creativity and ingenuity!”

– Book Bairn (blog)

“It’s great to see Suzy as a positive STEM character in the role of engineer/inventor in Ruth Quayle’s quirky tale.”

– Red Reading Hub (blog)

“This is also a great example of a smart, capable (insanely patient) BAME girl absolutely killing it in a STEM job.”

– Bellis Does Books (blog)

“A well put-together book which might inspire budding inventors to create their own problem-solving gadgets.”

– Storybook Names (blog)

“It’s a humorous read-aloud that incorporates some important and timely messages.”

The Little Literary Society (blog)

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