Monday, May 6, 2019

A KITE FOR MOON by Jane Yolen, Heidi E.Y. Stemple, and Matt Phelan

Internet is still up, so here goes another review! I received two books in the mail this morning.

From Zonderkidz:
Dedicated to astronaut Neil Armstrong, A Kite for Moon is the perfect children’s book to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first United States moon landing.
What would it be like if the moon was your friend? Find out as you walk alongside a little boy who journeys through life to achieve his dream of becoming an astronaut. And then blast off with your little one as you zoom to the moon together!
The story begins when a little boy, who is flying his kite, notices a sad Moon. He sends up kites to her, writing notes promising he will come see her someday. This promise propels him through years of studying, learning, and training to become an astronaut. Until … he finally goes up, up, up in a big rocket ship with a fiery tail!
A Kite for Moon, written by New York Times bestselling author of How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? Jane Yolen and her daughter, Heidi Stemple, is a heartfelt story about a young boy’s fascination and unlikely friendship with the moon.
A Kite for Moon:
  • Features over 20 gorgeous illustrations by award-winning artist Matt Phelan
  • Contains a beautiful presentation page, making this book ideal for gift giving
  • Is the perfect storybook for children ages 4 to 8
  • Celebrates every child’s fascination with space
  • Features a gorgeous cover that sparkles and shines with gloss and foil

My thoughts: 

This is a classy book. I read it with my 17 and 21 year old daughters who know Momma's love for beautifully illustrated picture books. They both agreed that this one is a keeper. It will go with my other picture books until someday I have grandlittles to read to.

One of my daughters suggested that this would book would segue into a discussion or teaching about Neil Armstrong. In that case, it might even be useful for a homeschool or classroom teacher beyond the recommended ages of 4 to 8. It's a book that I think will be good for kids who are dreaming about the future just as the young lad in the book did for years.

I like that it encourages study and learning as well as dreaming and play. 

This would be good for libraries, too.

It's not really a cuddle up and read sort of book for little bitty ones, but a nice early reader type book to read aloud to your just a bit older children.

Be blessed, and read read read to your children!
who slipped in one last review 
before the internet was disconnected!

A Kite for Moon

Illustrated by Jane YolenHeidi E.Y. StempleMatt Phelan
Price: $17.99
Release date: Apr 09, 2019
ISBN: 9780310756422

Disclosure: I was sent a sample of this product for review purposes only. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own based on my experience with this product. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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