A rhyming picture book about a lion called Brian who goes on a space adventure.
Brian the lion is tired of hanging out with his pride—all they do is sleep all day long. While they snooze, Brian gazes at the stars, dreaming of going into space. He can’t believe it when his loved ones, tired of his moaning, present him with a DIY rocket so that he can fulfill his dream. Zoom—he’s off! After looping the loop, Brian soon lands on a moon near Saturn and meets small green gnomes who make him rainbow-colored food and speak in a strange language, and their dragon called Norris. Though things are exciting for a while, Brian is soon missing home, even the boring bits. What will Brian do? Will he stay in his new space home or return to his pride? Featuring one of craft expert Tracey Radford’s adorable animal creations, Brian the Lion Goes into Space is a sweet tale, with a wonderful moral message, that will be loved by young children
A love of craft has always weaved in and out of Tracey Radford’s life: throughout her childhood in Northern Ireland, her career as a BBC journalist and now, as a busy mum of three. When her husband was posted to Afghanistan for a year in 2011, she started writing a blog to let off steam. It quickly became a space to explore and share new craft ideas. A keen recycler and upcycler, the crafting house rule is: ‘only what’s to hand is allowed’, which usually means whatever’s in the recycling pile! Tracey started making cardboard animals with her daughter, and that’s how their zoo adventure began. Their clever creatures are now a hugely popular part of her blog. Visit Tracey’s blog at patchworkparent.blogspot.co.uk. Tracey is based in Gloucestershire, UK.