FICTION

Moon Babies

Putnam. Jul. 2019. 32p. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9780525514817.
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Baby-Toddler–Does the moon sleep? This debut picture book features a lyrical bedtime story about celestial babies. The sonorous narrative begins, “In the starry dark of night,/a secret moon world comes to light./Make a wish and you just might/visit baby moons tonight.” This gentle story unfolds as two grandma moons take care of five small moon babies. Their day consists of getting dressed, going to the park, and more activities that human children will easily recognize. The closing page calls back to the opening couplet, encouraging readers to close their eyes and dream about the moon babies. The acrylic and pencil illustrations have a dreamlike quality and the purple and blue hues further set this tone.
VERDICT A great purchase for libraries looking for more bedtime books

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