The Moon's Almost Here


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Simon and Schuster Margaret K. McElderry Books 2016

A father and child are getting ready for the day to end and the moon to rise.  They share in the delight of watching animals families come together, in the delight in the closeness and the anticipation of the first glimpse of the beautiful moon.

Evening becomes a magical time filled with twinkling fireflies and a gentle reassurance dancing across the pages.  This could easily be a lullabye.

32 pages                978-1481420624                Ages 4-8

Keyword: Stories in verse

Recommended by:  Barb Langridge,


"Newbery medalist Patricia MacLachlan and Caldecott Honor and Newbery Honor winner Tomie dePaola have joined forces to create a stunning and lyrical new bedtime picture book that’s sure to become an instant classic.

The moon’s almost here. Robin sings in her nest. Babies fly back to her, ready to rest.

The moon’s almost here. There’s no time to play. Mama sheep hurries; Sun’s going away.

Nighttime is approaching as each animal readies itself for bed in this lyrical picture book text by Patricia MacLachlan. In striking paintings with a calming palette, Tomie dePaola imagines the scene through the eyes of mime Pierrot and his child."--from the publisher

32 pages                978-1481420624                Ages 4-8

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