“Up, up and away” is an imaginative book about Orson, a tiny little boy who wishes to build his own planet! He might be really young, but his head is full of big ideas. He creates a heavy concoction made of rocks, water, metal and a whole lot of “nothingness” and “big bang”! Before you know it, there’s a tiny planet in his bedroom!
But as time goes by, Orson begins to understand the responsibilities of maintaining a planet. You might have heard of a dog as a pet but have you ever heard of an entire planet as someone’s pet? Seems like building it was the easy part, but what about the rest? Sometimes you can give someone all the love and affection but they still might not be happy and content. Similarly, Orson realises that his ‘planet with rings’ needs to be set free in order for it to survive and be happy.
A loving story full of hope and possibilities, “Up, Up and Away” comes with bright illustrations too! If you wish to make your bedtime story sessions more snug and fuzzy, then you must give this book a try!
What does it take to build your very own planet? Orson is about to find out.
A cup full of rocks
A dash of water
A sprinkling of metal
A lot of nothingness
A big bang …
And before long, BOOM! He has it – a tiny planet with rings around it, right there in his bedroom! But it seems that BUILDING a planet is the easy bit; taking care of it is a different thing altogether. Over time, Orson realises that his planet needs to be free and that sometimes you have to let go of the things that you love the most ..
A heart-warming story about life’s possibilities and disappointments with an uplifting ending that will resonate with all fans of Oliver Jeffers’ work.