Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Obama's photo opportunity

Well, at least he was alert enough not to do this...

After pleasantries, the president and Mrs. Obama began to read "The Moon Over Star" by Dianna Hutts Aston, illustrated by Jerry Pinkey. The book is about Neil Armstrong's moon landing. A White House handout noted that "for the young protagonist of this lyrical and hopeful picture book, that landing is something that inspires her to make one giant step toward all of the possibilities that life has to offer." ... When the story was over, the president said, "That's a nice book." Then he asked who wanted to be an astronaut. One student said yes. "What else do people want to be?" he asked. The replies included doctor, football player, and sculptor. One boy wanted to be president. "I think you might make it," the president said.--Christian Science Monitor.

One wonders why this was done.

The Moon Over Star


Dianna Hutts Aston

Jerry Pinkney [Illustrator]

ISBN-10: 0803731078
ISBN-13: 978-0803731073

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