Clever Dad builds a very special toy for his son Tristan. His father has built a rocket. Clever Dad goes to prepare some lunch and while Tristan is playing the rocket blasts off on a journey to the moon. His unexpected adventure is aided by the ship’s computer that teaches Tristan some facts about space travel, the names of some of the planets and how far they are away. He informs him of the mission to survey the moon for possible landing sites.
They discuss whether the moon is made of cheese because back home there is a cheese shortage as some of the cows seem to have gone missing. On the way to the moon they overtake a cow and find out why, as in the old nursery rhyme, it decided to jump over the moon.
The cow was not alone and Tristan and the rocket’s computer discover that none of the cows that decide to jump ever come back. Something must be happening to them and perhaps the moon has a secret. Has somebody cownapped the cows? Tristan, with the help of the computer has to find out why the cows are mysteriously disappearing.
This is the download version of Clever Dad and the Space Rocket available here as a pdf file. The story has a series of line drawings ideal to be coloured in. It can be read on a PC/MAC or tablet, or partially or fully printed.
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