Meet Little Astro a robot who finds a special moon rock. When he's stranded on the moon he finds a monkey who has also been stranded. By combining their skills and using trial and error they help each other find a way home. Logan Matthews' whimsical illustrations pull young readers into space where they learn even impossible seeming tasks can be solved with friendship cooperation and perseverance.
Logan Matthews has written and illustrated for Eastern Michigan University's newspaper The Eastern Echo. He has also had works shown in galleries around West Michigan. Logan recently graduated with a Digital Media Degree at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids Michigan and currently works as a 2D/3D artist in Farmington. While attending school he has worked at The Fed Galleries as Gallery Assistant as well as Freelancing projects in illustration animation and design. His work is often light-hearted and fun with bright colors and strange characters. He is inspired most by cartoons music video games history and people. In his free time he likes to bike and try delicious new foods.
"Little Astro is a little tale about a little problem&hellip well maybe not that little. You see Astro the robot has been stranded on a remote planet with an astronaut monkey named Darwin. They decide to team up and find a way to get home. Readers are taken on a journey of loneliness failure and perseverance that ultimately leads to success and joy. All accomplished by their belief in each other. This is a terrific delightfully illustrated book that provides an important life lesson." -Bill Fischer Chair Digital Media KCAD
"Science Technology Engineering and Math often applauds failure. But what does that mean to a kid who is stuck and feeling lonely and frustrated? Little Astro gives a glimpse at tackling quirky challenges in a delightfully illustrated way. This book will help young explorers understand pushing through failures to find a solution and understand the process of creative problem solving." -Susan Bonner MFA Assistant Professor -- Digital Art and Design Kendall College of Art and Design