Good golly. The online summary for "Roaring Rockets" says "A simple explanation of how space rockets work, where they travel, and what they do". Sounds great, but the reserve desk handed me a childrens book. Well, it's happened before. But before I ditched it, I flipped through it, and noticed the last page, where described a lunar lander, oxygen helmet, and "gravity boots". Next to a drawing of regular space suit footwear, it states "gravity keeps us on the ground but there is not a lot of gravity on the moon, so astronauts wear these boots to stop them floating away".
I've e-mailed the publisher so that they can take the natural step of recalling all copies of this flawed childrens book, at http://www.kingfisherpub.com/
You too can see the cover, (if the url works), at http://www.kingfisherpub.com/sub_sre...=32969&-search
BTW, don't ask me what makes them "gravity boots". I showed the page to my father, and he just said "So they wear really heavy boots?". Sigh.