I Took the Moon for a WalkTuesday, July 16, 2013
Summer allows for such great opportunities to get outside and explore the world. At our house there is currently a wonderful fascination with the moon (well there has been this fascination for awhile actually). The mysterious way that it grows and shrinks, how it is sometimes clearly visible while the sun is still shining, and sometimes we can't find it all - all wonderful topics of conversation for us right now. Have you're kids fallen into the lure of the fascinating moon yet?
And new just recently is this interest in all the noises that come with evenings. I am sure it has to do with the summer bugs singing their songs - that is what my grandmother told me a long time ago. But the fun is still there even now.
So when I came across this cute little book I knew I had to share it with all of you.
I Took the Moon for a Walk
By Carolyn Curtis and Alison Jay
The story it self is short and simple. It is a quick read, always great for the not quite two year old we are reading too. Yet the pictures are a great representation of the words, which is perfect for my four year old who just loves to fall into the world pictures create.
In fact the art it self draws me in... the pictures have a "crackled" look, which adds a touch I love. But also in every picture there are little night time critters. Those little critters allow for a game of find the [fill in the blank] which adds to the story. Anything I can do to engage my kids in a book while we read is great.
My oldest's favorite page has the moon on a bridge showcasing its reflection as well as the little boy and his reflection in the water. I guess we will be looking for a nice bridge to walk over and check out our water reflections soon!
And to add even more to this fun book the last two pages are full of fun facts. One whole page on the moon, teaching the phases of the moon and such. Plus a page on all those night time critters we love looking for.
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If you are looking for a fun story to read to your kids this week, I highly recommend reserving this one from the library - or just add it to your bookshelf!
What book have you shared with your kids after they showed an interest in a certain aspect of nature? I'd love to hear from you.
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