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.