PPBF: Bringing Down The Moon

Sorry this is out a little early!


Title: Bringing Down the Moon

Author: Jonathon Emmett

Illustrator: Vanessa Cabban

Publisher’s Info: Candlewick, 2001

Age Level: 2-5

Genre: fiction picture book

Themes: moles, moon, animals

“Hot diggety!” exclaimed Mole as he burrowed out of the ground one night. “Whatever’s that?”

Mole is so taken with the beauty of the moon that he tries to get it from the sky, but eventually learns to appreciate it where it is.

From Candlewick: A lyrical text and cozy woodland illustrations portray this mole on a mission with gentle humor and charm.

Activity: A writing prompt idea inspired by the tags for this post: Would you have put a mole together with a moon? Think about an animal and add another noun, starting with the same letter, that might not normally be associated with the animal. Examples: turtle and the tundra, rabbit and a rowboat, sloth and a slot machine. Now that gives me an idea!

See Susanna Hill Leonard’s blog for the Perfect Picture Books List of reviews.