La luna de Sam

Gr 3—5—In this installment in the series, Ifigenio, a genie, materializes through Sam's cup of milk. Once the boy realizes who has appeared, he makes the greatest wish he can think of: to have the Moon. Ifigenio grants his wish and warns Sam about what may occur. Mayhem ensues as scientists try to figure out what happened and the public laments over the loss of the celestial orb. Sam shares his secret with his love interest, Bianca, who in turn reveals it to others. Sam shows the Moon to his mother one night, to her delight, and finally decides it's time to return it. This is a slight, but sweet story about a son who wants to make his mother smile. The illustrations are fun and vibrant in color although they don't always match the text on the page. Punch out pictures and stickers are included. This book is recommended for libraries in which Ada, la genia; Quiero ser una planta; and Un ratón llamado Elefante (all Macmillan Iberia, 2010), are popular.—Rebecca Alcalá, San Mateo County Library, CA

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