Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Bringing Down the Moon by Jonathan Emmett

Emmett, Jonathan. Bringing Down the Moon, illustrated by Vanessa Cabban. Candlewick Press, 2009. $6.99. First published in 2001 as a picture book, this is the first board book edition. Mole awakes one night to discover the moon. He tries to take it from the sky, despite warnings from Rabbit, Hedgehog, and Squirrel that the moon is farther away than it looks. The author's word choices, such as "hot diggety" and "plink and plinkety", make this a delightful book to read aloud. The charming illustrations propel the story along. Pre-K/EL-ESSENTIAL. Samantha, Public Librarian.

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