The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers
Philomel Books, 2008
I could fill these pages with books by Oliver Jeffers. He is one of my favourite authors and his illustrations are just beautiful. The Way Back Home is such a cute story about a boy who finds an aeroplane in his closet and does what any young adventurer would do: puts on his flying goggles and flies it to the moon. Of course he runs out of petrol on the moon, and then meets an alien who is also stranded on the moon due to engine trouble. Not to worry, our little adventurer will simply abseil back to his house to get some supplies.
You should watch a clever youtube clip about Oliver Jeffers: Picture Book Maker here.