Bob and the Moon Tree Mystery
is one of a series of books about Bob and his friend Barry. Bob works on the moon, keeping it tidy, helping visitors, that sort of thing. He looks very 1960s American astronaut to me, if that makes any sense. His dog has one eye and doesn’t appear to need a spacesuit. (This is relevant, bear with me.)
A tree grows on the moon, and then grows a particular kind of fruit. Bob looks after the tree which is a very odd tree. Then eventually it breaks away from the moon, and all the fruit pops off into space. One lands in Bob’s pond back on earth – and hatches into an alien. Which is odd, as every one knows there aren’t any aliens.
Apart from the dog it seems.
This is beautifully illustrated, but mainly goes over the head of my 4 year old – perhaps a good one for slightly older children? I think we have some more of these about somewhere, I’ll have to dig them out.