MacLachlan, Patricia The Moon's Almost Here illustrated by Tomie dePaola. PICTURE BOOK. Simon and Schuster, 2016 $17.99.
As the title suggest, the moon is almost ready to rise signaling bedtime for everyone. The cow, the butterfly, the mother hen, the ducklings and other animals prepare for their nightly slumber and wait for the moon to rise.
Illustrator Tomie dePaola has captured the peaceful nature of the story with soft colors and wonderful illustrations. The rhyming lends itself beautifully in creating a sleepy feel and will engage readers. The story is very reminiscent of Goodnight Moon and will be a favorite among readers.
Pre-K, EL (K-3) --ESSENTIAL Gina, Media Specialist