Jakob lives on a space station in a galaxy far from earth and has just discovered the Space Train. But the train is a bit worse for wear. Excited by the idea of visiting new places and making new friends, Jakob, his Granny and Toolbot set about fixing the Space Train…
When I read this book what I was hoping for was a thrilling journey aboard the Space Train. What I actually got was a book filled with illustrations that are visually appealing but a disappointing amount of action within the narrative. I would have really liked to see the journey that Jakob goes on aboard the Space Train rather than just the backstory to the train and the successful repairing of it. I liked the grandparent and child bonding over the repair work and their shared love of a galaxy far from home although I do feel more could have been made of this. The lift-the-flap element to the story is fun and there is enough intergalactic entertainment in an imaginative and colourful read to engage space-mad-kids.
Recommended for 4+.