Thursday, January 28, 2010

Book Review- When The Moon Is Full: A Lunar Year by Penny Pollock

Illustrated by Mary Azarian
Published by Little Brown Young Readers
Released September 2001

This lunar guide describes the folkloric names of twelve moons according to Native American tradition and showcases their defining characteristics in short verse and beautifully detailed hand-colored woodcuts. A question-and-answer section includes information about the moon's surface, an explanation of a lunar eclipse, and the true meaning of a blue moon.
(taken from goodreads)

We love seeing the moon at night and reading stories about the moon. This book has been a great edition to our library of books. This is a great story about the Native American names for the moon. It's full of rich poetry explaining how the moon received it's name each month. It's been a great addition for preschool and teaching the kids about the moon. I love the love the great questions and answered at the end of the story. The illustrations are great.
5 stars

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