A little boy and his mother see the moon outside their window. They decide to go out into the cold winter night and say hello to the moon. After they visit with the moon a while, they say good night and promise to come another night. When they next see the moon, the little boy says some of it has disappeared, but his mom explains that the moon is just hiding a bit of his face and that as time goes on, the moon will hide more and more of his face until they will have a night with no moon they can see. The stars seem to shine brighter and the boy and his mother can see many, many more. That night is called the new moon.
Evan Turk has written and illustrated a sweet story that will help children to learn about the phases of the moon as it waxes and wanes. The dark, rich colors of the illustrations perfectly mimic winter nights, drawing youngsters into the story, and the spare, lyrical language will settle them down for the night. This is a lovely bedtime book.
|Page Count||40 pages|
|Publisher||Atheneum Books for Young Readers|
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