Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Book Review: Meet Me At The Moon by Gianna Marino

Written & Illustrated by: Gianna Marino
Published by: Viking Kids
Released on: March 29th, 2012
Ages: 2 + up
Source: unbound book from publisher at ALA midwinter
4.5 stars: I Really Enjoyed It!
Purchase from: PenguinAmazon | Barnes & Noble

A heartwarming love story between mother and child

When Mama Elephant must leave Little One to ask the skies for rain, the young elephant is worried. Who will care for Little One? Who will sing Mama's special songs? When will she return?

Mama is very reassuring - Little One will hear her song on the wind and feel her love in the warmth of the sun, and, after the rains come, they will meet where the moon sets.

Exquisitely illustrated and supremely comforting, Meet Me at the Moonis a mother and child love story to be enjoyed again and again -quoted from Goodreads

An adorable story about the love of a mother and baby elephant. As the mother elephant is preparing to take a journey to go ask the sky for rain, she re-assures her baby elephant that she will come back to him and reminds him of all the things he can look for to be reminded of her love for him until she returns to him. This is a story that young kids will be able to relate to as they see the love the mother and baby have for each other, read about baby elephants unease for his mother leaving, his worry when she doesn't return right away and his joy when she does return. I LOVE the illustrations in this book! Aside from the cute story, the pictures alone depict the story perfectly. If you're a picture book fan, I recommend adding this book to your bookshelf. 
I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~ Anna Quindlen

Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
~ Anonymous ~