Publisher: Parents Magazine Press, 1977 (orig. published 1962)
Themes: moon, reflections, vanity
Summary: (from the publisher’s info page) Seeing his reflection in the water, The Man in the Moon thinks it’s another moon and sends the Boy in the Moon to get it for him.
Why I like this book: I love the playful long format and bright cheerful illustrations – even a balloon has personality! It’s cute, silly and I hope my storytime kids like it because I’m taking it to work tomorrow! Will update!
Resources/Activities: read about the moon, how it revolves around the earth, the influence it has on life here, and discuss what it’s made of – while eating cheese of course!
For more Perfect Picture Book picks with teacher/parent resources, check out the list on Susanna Hill’s blog HERE.
Boo hoo! This is NOT an acceptable entry for Susanna Hill’s Halloweensie Contest (over by 4 words), but I thought I’d post my adaptation of a Storytime action-rhyme for teachers, parents, librarians – or another bookseller! – who might enjoy boo-hooing with toddlers too!
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Sorry this is out a little early!
PERFECT PICTURE BOOK FRIDAY!
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.