Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Mouse and the Moon by Gabriel Alborozo- ESSENTIAL

Alborozo, Gabriel. The Mouse and the Moon, PICTURE. Henry Holt and Company, 2016. $16.99. There is a little mouse in the woods who is always all alone. Except for his one friend, the moon. The mouse thinks that the moon can’t hear him when he’s telling it all of his hopes and fears and so he decides to find it. The mouse chases after the moon, but doesn’t manage to get any closer to it. He has run as far away from home as he ever has before and he’s scared. He takes a rest and hears a small voice. He looks for the voice and finds the moon waiting for him in a small pond. But under the moon’s reflection is a tiny fish who hears the mouse’s voice and thinks that his friend the moon is finally speaking to him. As the sun begins to rise and the moon begins to fade, the new friends finally spot each other and discover who they have really been talking to. What a cute book! It has great illustrations that match the black and white of night and then move on to color when the sun rises and the friends find one another. The simple text is perfect for the simple, sweet story. PRE-K, EL (K-3)- ESSENTIAL. Reviewed by Shay, School Librarian

1 comment:

Nikki Trionfo said...

I love picture books with a good story. Thanks for the review.