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 Hello, moon
 Author: Turk, Evan

 Publisher:  Atheneum Books for Young Readers (2022)

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [40] p., col. ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 893708 ISBN: 9781534400801
 Ages: 4-8 Grades: K-3

 Mother-child relationship -- Fiction
 Moon -- Fiction

Price: $23.28

A parent and child explore the wonder and joys of the changing moon together.

   Kirkus Reviews (07/01/22)
   Booklist (09/01/22)
 The Hornbook (00/09/22)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 09/01/2022 Peering out the window, a child spots the glowing full moon. “Should we go say hello?” they ask their guardian. The pair bundles up tight and steps into the snowy evening to admire the brilliance. A few nights pass—delightfully depicted in split day/night panels—and the child notices that the moon is partially missing! The adult explains that the waning is normal and suggests that the moon could simply be feeling shy. When they eventually head out to experience the new moon, there isn’t a bit of it to be seen. Without the moonlight, the two are depicted as floating eyes against a pitch-black background. The child is unconcerned, noticing the starlight swirling around them, and they reassure the darkened moon that they understand that “not even the Moon feels like shining all of the time.” It’s a wondrous introduction to moon phases and the pleasures of sky gazing, and the exquisite illustrations are luminous and expansive. A beautiful bedtime book for any child with their sights set on the stars. - Copyright 2022 Booklist.

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