Tuesday, July 25, 2017

My Little Half-Moon by Douglas Todd Jennerich / Book Review

By: Douglas Todd Jennerich
Illustrated by: Kate Berube
Published by: GP Putnam's Sons / Penguin Random House
Released on: May 2, 2017
Ages: 4 & up
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Rating: 5 Owlets - I LOVED It!
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A determined child goes the extra mile to try to cheer the lonely half moon
Have you ever looked up at the half-moon hiding in the night sky and thought it looked just the littlest bit lonely without its other half?
Imagine . . .
having no one to glow with
no one to play with
no one to share
how much you like puppies and big, fuzzy bears.
If you’re like this determined young child, you might stay up every night to keep the moon company. Maybe if you share your treats and toys and stories, you’ll cheer him up.
But the moon is very shy, so it might take some time. Still, if you’re very very patient, you just might make a new friend.

This book will open up your heart to child-like wonder again! The moon is missing its other half, and it is obvious to the little boy that it must be sad. We loved the different ways the boy tries to cheer up the moon. He brings out all of his favorite things like trucks, pickles, and his bike. He also spends some time talking to the moon to try to console it. One day, the full moon appears and the little boy leaps with joy. It is a cute and heartwarming story!

Accompanied with adorable illustrations, the rhyming scheme makes it a delight to read. Younger children will love all the different ways the little boy tries to cheer up the moon. They will enjoy the pure kindness and tenderness in the book. Children are the best teachers of love and that is reflected so well in this book. We would definitely recommend getting a copy of this sweet story.

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 ~