Sunday, April 10, 2016

Moonhorse by Mary Pope Osborne - ADVISABLE

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

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