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I'm scared of the dark . . . But Grandpa says we can still have FUN so he’s taking me camping. Maybe I’ll be able to have space Adventures like him one day . . .

Join the creative team behind best-selling picture book Grandpa’s Big Adventure on a new voyage full of out-of-this-world delights and cosmic dangers. This time Grandpa and his grandson explore a new fear - the dark. But through Grandpa's hilarious jokes and tall tales, his grandson discovers the amazing things you can see at night-time.


I defy any adult to read this and not laugh out loud. It’s hilarious. The lively illustrations extend the fun.

Margaret Hamilton

Extremely clever, playful and absolutely cracking with humour, Grandpa’s Space Adventure will leave no space for fear of the dark when you’re sharing this planet-tastic book with your loved ones.

Boomerang Books

If you’re looking for a picture book that helps with a fear of the dark, focusing on the fun to be had there instead of the fear, then Grandpa’s Space Adventure is your go to picture book.

Better Reading

Just perfect for sharing and encouraging young readers to share their fears and understand that they are not alone with them.

The Bottom Shelf

An amusing and engaging (mildly scientific) astronomy story for young readers.


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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    July 30, 2018

    Picture Puffin

    32 pages

    RRP $19.99

    Online retailers

    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Dymocks
    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    • The Nile

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

Grandpa's Space Adventure Activity Pack

Go on an adventure to outer space with this beautifully designed, Grandpa's Space Adventure themed activity pack!

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