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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
Up Up You Go Jo! by Mariam Shapera is a lovely children’s book with excellent illustrations. Jo has written some music and leaves it while he goes to bed. In the night, the wind blew hard, and when Jo got up the following day, he found all his musical notes had disappeared. He searched high and low but couldn’t find them anywhere. When he goes to the fair with his parents, he sees some balloons and has an idea. Maybe his notes were swept up into space. Jo purchases the balloons to set off on a space adventure and find his notes. Up there, he meets aliens, sees asteroids, shooting stars, planets, and a rocket. Could all this be real, or is it just a dream?
Up Up You Go Jo! by Mariam Shapera is the perfect story for bedtime. The illustrations are excellent and perfectly match the story as Jo journeys to find his notes. The story is laid out well, easy to read and understand, and is concise. It’s a story that lets your child’s imagination run riot as they journey with Jo into space, seeing all those wonderful things and having the time of their lives. It is also a book that will encourage kids to ask questions and learn about space, rockets, planets, shooting stars, and more. Educational and fun are the best books for kids, and I guarantee that all kids will love having this read to them at bedtime.