Monday, November 20, 2006

Another Day at the Office Dear: Man on the Moon (a day in the life of Bob),

by Simon Bartram (Dorking, Surrey: Templar Publishing, 2002)

A picture book.

Bob works on the moon, He gets dressed in the morning and gets in a rocket and goes to the moon where he jumps about to entertain tourists in their rockets, and then gives a talk on moon rocks. He eats his sandwiches. He assures people there are no aliens on the moon. In the background we see aliens dancing, and when Bob checks the moon for rubbish before he leaves for the day, we see them hiding in in a hole in the ground.

Man on the Moon is brightly coloured and fun, but it presents the future as dull and ordinary. It probably will be, but it's a not a lot to aim for.


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