Jimmy Zangwow's Out-of-this-World Moon Pie Adventure, by Tony DiTerlizzi (illustrator of The Spiderwick Chronicles)
I was sorting some children's books, and this little picture book caught my eye.
The story revolves around a little boy who wears flyer's goggles and red cowboy boots. He wants to go to the moon so he can get some moon pies. He rides his 'jalopy' into space where he meets the Moon, some Martians, and a big, green space monster.
The art is engaging and beautiful -- very well-done. The story is cute, short, and not too scary for small children. If you have small children, you might enjoy reading this to them for the science fiction elements and whimsical, well-executed art.
But be warned -- this book will make you hungry for Moon Pies!