A heartwarming bilingual picture book about a boy and his father, who bond over a game of catch on the Red Planet.
Roberto's dad speaks in Spanish when he gets upset, and boy, is he unhappy today! His lucky chairthe one he sits in to watch his beloved New York Yankees playis missing. And he needs it for the afternoon game against the Red Sox!
Roberto is excited, too. Hes about to take off to Mars on his home-made rocket ship, and his dads lucky chair makes a perfect pilots seat. When his father finds that the missing chair has become part of the rocket ship in the backyard, he grudgingly tells Roberto he can use itfor now. But it needs to be returned before game time.
Robertos dad is skeptical about the rocket ship. You might have a problem getting off the ground, he says. Youre forgetting one little thingyou dont have an engine! Soon, he finds himself invited along as co-pilot. And during the exciting flight to Mars, Roberto helps his father rediscover his imagination as they experience an amazing blastoff, wayward asteroids, and even weightlessness.