Thursday, 17 May 2018

To The Moon And Back Paperplay Book Review And Giveaway For Carlton Books

Carlton Kids children's books are bright, colourful and full of information, and To The Moon And Back is no exception. This is a beautiful book crammed with facts about space and everything in it. What's different is that this a papercraft book and has 25 different cut-out and press-out projects for your child to create.

Susie Brooks' papercraft projects are incredibly varied in type and trickiness, and over the 80 pages there really is something ideal for anyone. All of the pages are designed to pull out easily, without ruining the book.

Projects can be as simple and quick as cutting out postcards, or as intricate as a mobile, but they require very few additional items and a handful of regular stationery supplies will enable you to make everything.

I'm really impressed with the projects. They are all genuinely interesting or useful items and a lot are unusual or rarely seen, so your child will be excited and inspired by this book. There are all kinds of flying creations plus dress up, room decorations, toys, desk ornaments and calendars, and lots of other projects.

The illustrations are amazing. They have a great 50's feel and are in muted shades which are gorgeous. All of the projects are going to look great - and as a bonus, they'll match. You could practically use this book to decorate and personalise a bedroom.

Towards the back of the book there are even space stencils, a board game, 100 stickers and as a really excellent touch there are 8 gorgeous coloured sheets of paper.

My 9 year old had a go at a couple of the activities and I think you'll agree he made a great job! Truth is, they were actually hard to get wrong. This book is suitable for complete beginners and will teach your child a lot of techniques, tricks and tips that will be useful in the future.

We think that To The Moon And Back is an excellent book. For £12.99 you have something that offers a child a rainy half term full of entertainment, working on projects to make fascinating creations that they can be proud of. They will even learn a bit of science.

Projects are labelled with a difficulty rating, so children new to papercraft can start with easier projects while they hone their skills. Children over around 8 will be able to mainly work alone, younger will need help with some or all of the projects.

To The Moon And Back is by the very talented Emma Brooks and team, published by Carlton Books and available to buy now,  rrp £12.99 from bookshops instore and online, including Amazon (affiliate link*).

Carlton Books have kindly offered a copy of To The Moon And Back as a giveaway prize for one of my readers. Entry to the giveaway is by Gleam form below and open to UK entrants only. The giveaway will end at midnight Sunday 10th June.

Full terms and conditions are at the bottom of the Gleam form. To see my other giveaways, please go to my giveaways page...

To The Moon And Back Paperplay Book Giveaway For Carlton Books

I was sent my copy of To The Moon And Back for review. *Amazon links are affiliate which earns me a few pence in the pound as a thank you for adding the link, but you don't pay any more. It will never make me rich, not unless anyone fancies buying a jet? 


  1. An Origami dinosaur for my son.

  2. I tried making an origami frog, it looked a bit deformed at the end

  3. Thanks :) My son would love this, he just did his school assembly on Space as they've been learning about it all term.

    My paper folding expertise has only extended as far as one of those flappy game things you used to make at school 'Pick a number... pick a colour...'

  4. Papier machi ( sorry cant spell ) lantern type decorations for the boys bedroom

  5. I tried sculpting animals at school with folded paper and papier mache. Tried but failed.

  6. A paper aeroplane that actually flies!


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