Imagine the Moon
A Primer of Full Moon Names
Release Date: May 10, 2017 (Flower Moon)
32 pages ● 8.5 x 11”
Full color throughout
Interest Level: Grades PreK-5 (age 4 to 10)
Reading Level, primary text: Grades PreK-1 (ages 4-6)
Reading Level, expository text: Grades 2-5 (ages 7-10)
BISAC Subject: JUV029000
Two-tiered format invites older students to explore astronomy and natural sciences while younger children will be drawn to the alluring artwork and lyrical text.
“The moon is a friend for the lonesome to talk to,” Carl Sandburg wrote. In fact, the moon has many of the traits we want in our friends—constant in its presence, reliable in its cycle, illuminating the changing seasons, and inspiring us to hope and dream.
The moon holds fascination for kids of all ages, as it is one of the few celestial objects we can see with the naked eye. Students can easily observe its phases and rotation in order to understand the Earth-Sun-Moon system.
In a two-tiered format designed to enhance early learning, Gerald Fierst marries poetic imagery with fascinating expository text to create a compelling introduction to the calendar’s full moon names. Leslie Stall Widener’s richly detailed ink-and-watercolor illustrations guide the reader through the natural rhythms of the changing seasons as illuminated under the full moon.
A well-done picture book that captures the allure of the moon for all ages while also providing upper elementary students with solid material.--School Library Journal
Even adults will be charmed by the deft combination of science, mythology, humor, and agricultural facts.--Kirkus Reviews
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