An adventurous boy finds a small aeroplane in a cupboard and immediately flies it, higher and higher until he runs out of petrol and is stranded; on the moon! Coincidentally, a Martian whose space ship has broken down, lands on the moon as well. Can they help each other so that they can both make their way back home? The Way Back Home is a delightfully illustrated story about friendship, working together and having lots in common despite being different.
Share the story
Before you start reading look at the cover together and talk about what the story might be about. As you read the story aloud pause if your child wants to look at the pictures and talk about what is happening.
Talk about the story
Read the story again and allow time to talk about it some more. You might talk about:
How the boy gets ready to fly the plane
How the he might feel when he is stranded on the moon
How the alien feels when the boy forgets to go back
After the story ends, what might happen next
Watch the story
Watch the story being read aloud