Friday, February 17, 2012

Children's Book Review: Moonlight


Written by:  Helen V. Griffith
Illustrated by:  Laura Dronzek
Published by: Greenwillow Books, 2012
32 pages

Rabbit waits for the moon.
But the moon takes its time,
so Rabbit hops back to his burrow and goes to sleep.
What happens in the world when Rabbit isn't looking?
Well . . . magic.
And moonlight. . . .
The goats on the mountainside see it.
The deer, birds, and raccoons see it.
Even the fish see it.
And finally, happily,
Rabbit does, too.
Do you?

* In this story told in rhyme, the author compares moonlight to butter.  The moon shines its light throughout the mountains, streams, and trees to finally wake up little rabbit who has fallen asleep in his burrow.  While the story didn't really interest us or seem to go anywhere, the one plus for this book is the beautiful pictures.  Artist Laura Dronzek used acrylic paints to make gorgeous pictures of the world at night, with visible paintbrush strokes throughout. 
Family Rating: So-so.

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