Busy Wheels Space Shuttle Blasts off by Peter Bently

Busy Wheels Space Shuttle Blasts off

Written by Peter Bently
Illustrated by Louise Conway
Part of the Busy Wheels Series

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   
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This space shuttle might be crewed by pandas, but in every other respect it’s just like the real thing. Commander Mandy and her crew’s mission is to replace an old satellite. When the crew is strapped in the countdown begins, the last checks are carried out and they prepare for lift-off. As the shuttle soars upwards, Commander Mandy gives the order to release the rocket boosters, then as they fly into space to release the fuel tank. They reach the damaged satellite and a robot arm pulls it in – where there’s a surprise waiting! With bright, child-friendly but detailed illustrations, and clearly labelled diagrams of the shuttle to finish, this fun story is packed with information to satisfy young space and vehicle enthusiasts. ~ Andrea Reece


Busy Wheels Space Shuttle Blasts off by Peter Bently

It's time to get busy with machines that roar, whizz, vroom and zoom! This vibrant series is designed to excite playful pre-schoolers. Each Busy Wheels book offers a colourful vehicle adventure, sounds to mimic and an exciting job to get done! Space Shuttle is on a mission! Commander Mandy and the crew are on their way to fix a satellite in orbit. But it's not the simple mission they had hoped for...


introduces children to bold and chunky vehicles with things to spot and sounds to be made. Armadillo

About the Author

Peter Bently

Peter Bently went to ten different schools around the world and studied languages at Oxford University. He started writing for children soon after becoming a parent and now lives with his wife, Lucy, and children, Theo and Tara, in Totnes, Devon (which has its very own excellent medieval castle).

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24 pages
Interest Age: From 4


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QED Publishing

Publication date

22nd July 2016




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