About this Book Young Chris is an astronaut. A very busy astronaut. Saving the planet from aliens is much more important than taking baths or going to bed. Because at bedtime the worst sort of alien appears - darkness. But when Chris watches the first moon landing on TV, he discovers that there is a dark out in Space that is much darker than he's used to. It's the darkest dark ever, and he realizes that the unknown can be . . . exciting! The Darkest Dark is the debut picture book by Commander Chris Hadfield, international bestselling author of An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth and You Are Here, with spectacular illustrations by illustration team The Fan Brothers. Inspired by Chris's decision to become an astronaut after watching the Apollo 11 moon landing at age nine, The Darkest Dark is an inspiring story about facing your fears and following your dreams.
Reviews from Around the World This is a wonderfully-illustrated picture book about a young boy who wishes more than anything to become an astronaut. Unfortunately, he is afraid of the dark! Will he ever overcome his fear in order to be able to achieve his dream?
I love how this book tells its readers to DREAM BIG, because you might just get what you want, if you work hard enough and believe strongly enough. Without dreams, life is pretty boring. And it’s inspired by Chris Hadfield’s childhood, so knowing the Chris in this book really achieved his dream in real life makes it even more special. There are some boys out there who will love to get this as a Christmas gift. That is, if kids don’t dream of getting a cell phone at the age of six nowadays.—Publishers Weekly