Collision Course: Oh, No, Astro by Matt Roeser
He warns a approaching satellite.
"GREETINGS, CELESTIAL WANDERER!
KEEP YOUR DISTANCE! YOU STAY IN YOUR ORBIT AND I'LL STAY IN MINE!"
But this semi-social satellite has his own path, and before Asteroid can prepare himself, he's been struck and knocked off of his orbit.
Where is he? Nothing looks familiar. He consults his trusty Manual of the Cosmos to try to figure out where he's going. Oh, look! there's something that looks familiar...
By Jupiter, there's another planet coming up next! No, it's some sort of space station--and there's a space walker floating on a tether. Hey, Guy! Watch where you're going. Whew! Close encounter of the astronaut kind!
That planet is looking bigger and bigger. Yikes! It looks like it might have an atmosphere. Asteroid knows what can happen when an Apollo object passes through a real planetary atmosphere. Suffice it to say, things can heat up fast!
And they do, in Matt Roeser's tongue-in-cheek look at asteroid life in his Oh No, Astro! (Simon and Schuster, 2016), as his little bundle of space rock comes down for a comparatively soft landing, to the joy of his young stargazer, who tracks his shooting star path to earth. Roeser's far-out tale of an anthropomorphic asteroid takes a humorous look at the hazards of space roaming and star gazing as well, as Asteroid, or a least most of him finds his terrestrial home with a young astronomer who's been following his space travels all the time.