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I Took the Moon for a Walk

100% Positive Reviews
Rated #5 in Children's Books

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Pros: Beautifully written and illustrated!

We bought this as a Christmas gift for our younger son when he was just a month old, and over the last two years have read it to both our boys many times. It's always a testament to a book when I'm happy to read it again after so many repetitions, and this one has passed that test. The illustrations are gorgeous, dreamy, and filled with interesting details that make them fun to pore over. Best of all, though, is the writing. So much children's book writing is awkward, bland or contrived feeling, but this is none of those. The lyrical, poetic text is well-suited to being read aloud, and would stand alone as a poem without the support of the illustrations:  "We tiptoed through grass where the nightcrawlers creep, when the rust-bellied robins have all gone sleep."

 

While both my sons, 2 and 5, love this story, my five year old especially enjoys the non-fiction pages at the end, titled "The Mysterious Moon," which gives facts and lore about the moon, and "The World at Night," which shares a bit more about some of the creatures shown in the book.

 

Highly recommended!

I Took the Moon for a Walk
Description:

Lyrically written and beautifully illustrated, this memorable moonlight journey will leave all who read it marveling at the serene beauty of the world at night. Following the magical adventure of a young boy who goes exploring with his friend, the Moon, I Took the Moon for a Walk combines lyrical verse with detailed illustrations, creating a dramatic backdrop for this imaginative journey. Readers can also discover all kinds of facts about the passage of the moon through the sky and its influence on our lives.

Details:
DetailValue
AuthorCarolyn Curtis Alison Jay
BindingHardcover
EAN9781841486116
ISBN1841486116
LabelBarefoot Books
ManufacturerBarefoot Books
PublisherBarefoot Books
StudioBarefoot Books
TitleI Took the Moon for a Walk
MPN1-84148-611-6
SKUACAMP_book_new_1841486116
PartNumber1-84148-611-6
ProductGroupBook
ProductTypeNameABIS_BOOK
Item Height8.5 inches
Item Weight0.96 pounds
Item Width0.43 inches
Languages - Original LanguageEnglish
Languages - PublishedEnglish
NumberOfItems1
NumberOfPages32
Package Height0.4 inches
Package Length11 inches
Package Weight0.85 pounds
Package Width9 inches
PublicationDate2004-03-01
Item Length10.71 inches
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