City moon /

by Cole, Rachael [author.]; Gomez, Blanca [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Schwartz & Wade Books, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, [2017]Edition: First edition.Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm.ISBN: 9780553497083; 0553497081.Subject(s): Moon -- Juvenile fiction | Questions and answers -- Juvenile fiction | City and town life -- Juvenile fiction | Night -- Juvenile fiction | Bedtime -- Juvenile fiction | Autumn -- Juvenile fiction | Moon -- Fiction | Questions and answers -- Fiction | City and town life -- Fiction | Night -- Fiction | Bedtime -- Fiction | Autumn -- Fiction | Picture books | Fiction | Juvenile works | Picture booksSummary: As they take a nighttime walk around their neighborhood looking for the elusive moon, a little boy asks his mother simple questions about it, and she patiently answers every one.
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A little boy and his mother take a nighttime walk to search for the moon in this Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor book. Gentle and keenly observed, this bedtime story is sure to appeal to fans of Kevin Henkes's Kitten's First Full Moon and young children who find the moon fascinating.<br> <br> Soothing text and hip, colorful collage style illustrations create a nighttime story that follows a little boy and his Mama as they walk around their neighborhood looking for the moon. As the elusive moon plays peek-a-boo behind buildings and clouds, the little boy asks simple questions about it, and his Mama patiently answers every one. When finally the moon appears--bright and white and round and glowing--the mama and her boy stop and wait for it to disappear again. The moonlit walk continues until the boy yawns and Mama lifts him into her arms and whispers, "it is time for bed."

As they take a nighttime walk around their neighborhood looking for the elusive moon, a little boy asks his mother simple questions about it, and she patiently answers every one.

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Horn Book Review

Cole tells of one familys autumnal evening ritual: After dinner, after tooth-brushing time, we put on pajamas, then coats and shoesWe are going on a walk to look for the moon. A mother and child leave their city apartment building and walk down the block, past a park, a fruit and vegetable stand, a dance studio, and more. The sharp-eyed child catches glimpses of the moon peeking out from between buildings, reflected in puddles, and in its full, bright glory. Mama, why doesnt everyone look? asks the child, in awe of the moons majesty and with eyes raised to the sky. Theyre busy, is Mamas response, and viewers can see how so in Gmezs luminous illustrations showing snapshots of life throughout the city. Heres a person practicing an instrument; someone is writing a letter; dogs are being walked. The pictures offer a balance of simple shapes, intriguing eye-catching details, and judicious patterns. The palette is mainly dark, the sky somewhat mysterious, but the warm glow thrown off by street lamps, lights from windows, and the moon itself brings comfort and reassurance--even as the child, back home in bed, drifts off to sleep. Pair with the similarly themed Windows, reviewed in this issue. elissa gershowitz (c) Copyright 2017. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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