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I TOOK THE MOON FOR A WALK

Author: Carolyn Curtis

Illustrator: Alison Jay

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Publisher: Barefoot Books, 2004

Material: hard cover

Summary: A young boy and the Moon enjoy an evening exploring the town before heading home for the night. You can use this book as a bedtime story for young readers and an introduction to nature and science for older readers.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, family reading, anytime reading, playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together: 3 to 8; read yourself: 7 to 9

Interest Level: 3 to 8

Age of Child: Started reading at 2½ years and we're still reading at almost 5!

Young Reader Reaction: Within three readings, this became one of our must-read stories. S/He loves pointing to the objects and activities on the page, not just the moon.

Adult Reader Reaction: The story is lyrical and easy to read. It's a nice combination of reality reading (seeing one's glow in the water) and fantasy (the boy and moon sharing a night-time flight) that will appeal to all readers.

Pros: The story flows nicely, and the notes at the back will be wonderful for expanding the book beyond the poetry when our toddler gets a little bit older.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. This is a wonderful addition for any home library, with plenty of longevity.

If You Liked This Book, Try: PAPA, PLEASE GET THE MOON FOR ME   KITTEN'S FIRST FULL MOON  

Educational Themes: There is plenty to do with this book. The boy and moon share moments of genuine friendship; there are notes for introducing the science of the world after dark (animals, moon phases); and good material for an early reader.

Literary Categories: Fiction - nature

Date(s) Reviewed: May 2004, July 2006

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