There was a children's book I used to have which I believe was about two kids who go to space and the moon (I think it's the moon) with an old guy (maybe a grandpa or just a crazy looking scientist) they explore the moon, one page had a circular metallic spot, I can't remember if it was a mirror like material. I also remember there was an alien but not sure if the characters were aware, it might have just been a background picture. It was a hardcover book and not more than 20-25 pages. Probably from the early 90s or older

  • This description might match more than one book. Was the book illustrated with pictures other than the metallic spot? Do you remember what the explorers found on the Moon? Commented Aug 2, 2022 at 13:11
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    No, I was pretty young when I had it, so it's hard for me to remember. Only one page had that metallic spot, it was kind of like a mirror. I remember the old man had white hair and I believe glasses . There was one page where they were in what looked like a cave on the moon.
    – Becca
    Commented Aug 3, 2022 at 2:19
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    Were mushrooms involved? Commented Aug 3, 2022 at 3:20
  • I'm really not sure
    – Becca
    Commented Aug 3, 2022 at 4:57
  • Read the title, thought this was Rocket Ship Galileo -- then got here and read the quetsion. Never mind...
    – Zeiss Ikon
    Commented Aug 3, 2022 at 16:28

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The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet (Eleanor Cameron, 1954) comes to mind: two boys, one rather fussy scientist (who stays behind on Earth), and lots of mushrooms. The cover has a bright circle representing the Earth that is differently colored in different editions. But the book is considerably longer than the one you describe.

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    Unfortunately that's not the book, it's wasn't that old, I would say it was from the early 90s.
    – Becca
    Commented Aug 3, 2022 at 17:18

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