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Count down to blastoff as an outer space boy gathers his belongings in preparation to depart his home world for a new planet.
In this unique counting book for young readers, an outer space boy gets ready for a very big change. On the last day of every year his people celebrate Intergalactic Moving Day: the day when their planet fizzles out and they blast off for a brand new home world that blooms in the sky.
As the clock counts down from 10 to 1, the boy and his family pack up all their robots, favorite snacks, mom’s wrestling trophies, and lucky caps before piling into their space pod for launch! What will their new planet be like?
John F. Malta is an illustrator, author, and educator who lives and works in Kansas City.
He has worked on projects with The New York Times, The New Yorker, Facebook, Topps x Beyond the Streets, Museum of Arts & Design, and Dr. Martens.
John spends most of his days drawing alongside his tiny dog Porky, surrounded by his collections of Halloween decorations, old toys, puroresu artifacts, and punk posters coated in xerox fuzz.
His work has been awarded medals from The Society of Illustrators, and he has been recognized by American Illustration, Juxtapoz, and AIGA Eye on Design.