Osborne, Mary Pope Moonhorse, illustrated by S.M. Saelig. PICTUREBOOK. Alfred A. Knopf, 1991. $16.99.
A little girl and her father are sitting on the porch in the evening. When the first star comes out, the little girl wishes alone, as her father is asleep. A beautiful winged moonhorse comes and they fly through the night sky helping the moon rise.
This reissue (originally published in 1991) is a great bedtime story. The text reads softly, the illustrations are large and quiet. I can see this “dream” becoming a child’s favorite. Classroom connection? They do fly around the constellations, which are artfully represented.
EL (K-3) ADVISABLE Lisa Librarian