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 Moon's almost here
 Author: MacLachlan, Patricia

 Illustrator: DePaola, Tomie

 Publisher:  Margaret K. McElderry Books
 Pub Year: 2016

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [32] p., col. ill., 28 cm.

 BTSB No: 594986 ISBN: 9781481420624
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Stories in rhyme
 Bedtime -- Fiction
 Animals -- Fiction
 Moon -- Fiction

Price: $6.50

Illustrations and rhyming text follow an assortment of creatures as they make their way to a nest, the shore, or a porch while the day comes to an end and the moon begins to rise.

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: LG
   Reading Level: 1.60
   Points: .5   Quiz: 186359

   Kirkus Reviews (04/01/16)
   Booklist (04/15/16)
 The Hornbook (00/05/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 04/15/2016 Working his usual magic, dePaola illustrates this gentle good-night story featuring the mime Pierrot and his redheaded child. Waiting for the moon to rise, the two walk through the meadow toward home. They observe robins returning to the nest for bedtime and a mama sheep hurrying her lambs home as the sun goes away. Simple rhyming text tells the story: “The moon’s almost here. / Mama duck drifts to shore. / Ducklings swim after: / One, two, three, four.” As father and child return home, fireflies appear, and the pair, along with their dog and kitten, welcome the white moon: “So big / and so bright.” The gorgeous palette, with enchanting double-spread illustrations, follows the blue sky as it morphs slowly from light aqua to a deep cerulean tinged with pink clouds as the sun disappears. Finally, against a deep indigo background, the huge moon is overwhelmingly beautiful, occupying the whole page. This enchanting bedtime tale is sure to lead sleepyheads to dreamland.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: MacLachlan and dePaola, who have a handful of major awards between them, are popular enough on their own; this collaboration will certainly draw a crowd. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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