Daddytypes for cluing me in to this little gem. Illustrator Andrew Kolb of Kolbisneat decided to create a picture book based on the classic Bowie song and is offering it up as a free download. Since the project was undertaken without Mr. Bowie's permission Andrew is encouraging people to get it before any legal action is taken against him. But it would be a shame for this book to disappear without a bit of fanfare.
The period-perfect artwork is inspired and uplifting, which makes it all the more poignant when things begin to unravel for Major Tom at the end. Even if the song is not a staple of your household, any child with an interest in space, astronauts or rocket ships will undoubtedly find these pictures compelling. (Images:Andrew Kolb)