Tuesday, June 3, 2014

MOONDAY by Adam Rex, Book Review

By: Adam Rex
Published by: Disney Hyperion
Released on: September 3rd, 2013
Ages: Pre-K & Up
Source: book from publisher to review
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3 Owlets- It Was Good

What do you do when the moon lowers itself into your backyard? 
When mornings are replaced by perpetual night,  and people sigh-sleep in their eyes. 
What do you do when the tide comes in, and all the neighborhood dogs won't stop howling?

You take the moon for a ride. 

Adam Rex creates a fantastic tale that is both imaginative and beautiful; one that blurs the line between dreams and reality.

Fabulous illustrations, but the story is a little confusing. 

The illustrations alone make this story. Being that this is a children's picture book, that is a huge thing for me. I feel that illustrations need to capture the attention of the child who's reading the book. The illustrations alone tell the story, and I love the children can use the illustrations to come up with their own story. 

The story itself is good, but left my kids wanting to know more about the moon. When the story starts, the moon is hovering in the backyard of our main character. Pretty cool right!?! With the moon out of the place, the story goes on to tell the effects it has. It stays dark out, everyone is constantly sleepy, darks won't start barking, and the tides have risen. Everything is right again when the moon is put back into it's place. Now the story itself is cute, imaginative, and fun to read, but I wish there would have been some sort of focus about what the moon's purpose is, and what it does, so that when it suddenly appears in our character's backyard, and throws everything off balance, it would have made a little more sense. 

Over all, this is a good read with some really cool illustrations that definitely make this book one I'd recommend picking up.

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 ~