Class One Trip to the Sun is a beautiful, properly bound book, wonderfully illustrated by a new and talented author / illustrator on the scene, called Unique Liu. His mum posted it to me:
Class One Trip to the Sun was of course inspired by the stories Class Two at the Zoo and Class Three all at Sea. Class One's school visit into space probably happened a little while after their trip to the farm...
Unique's mum sent a copy to Julia too, of course. I haven't spoken to her yet, but I'm sure she too will be very impressed. Unique also gave one as a Christmas present to the librarian at his school who organised our visit. The school librarian sent me an email, saying that it had made her day to see such a burst of creativity inspired by our time with them and that Unique's book was the highlight of the entire school year!
The story is properly paced - he has obviously really studied Julia's technique, and some of the creative detail occasionally made me laugh out loud. For instance, Class One's space rocket is fitted out with a library, of course, complete with a robot librarian (called Tome) who, just as an aside, seems to be a big Michael Jackson fan:
Each image is bold and uncluttered, while containing all the detail you need to tell the story and providing fun elements which make you smile. He's even thought about interesting ways to incorporate the text on certain spreads: