Sunday, April 17, 2016

Stop Following Me, Moon! by Darren Farrell - OPTIONAL

Farrell, Darren Stop Following Me, Moon! Dial Books for Young Readers, 2016. $17.99. PICTURE BOOK. Content: G

A hungry bear forages for food amongst woods and campgrounds, bothering and scaring everyone around him. Suddenly he realizes he’s being followed—by the moon! The bear tries to run away but its only when the moon disappears that he realizes how much he really wants and needs its friendly light. The book’s story has little text and is mostly told through the pictures. This makes it a difficult read-aloud for younger audiences as it requires a good deal of explanation to try and create a semblance of story from what is there. As an adult, I struggled to piece together what the actual point of the story is. The pictures themselves are cute and the extra action in the background of each scene will especially amuse older readers and adults. 
EL (K-3), EL—OPTIONAL. Reviewer: TC

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