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If You Were the Moon

Lerner Publishing Group, Jan.1.2017

Written by Laura Purdie Salas

   What would you do if you were the moon? Do you think you would rest quietly in the night sky? Oh, no. The moon does so much more than you might imagine! It spins like a twilight ballerina, plays tug-of-war with the ocean, and lights a pathway for baby sea turtles. Discover the many other roles the moon plays in this whimsical and lyrical picture book.

"Each illustration is tinged with starlight, making the book a pleasant nighttime read...Orbiting between poetic lullaby and astro-powered essentials, Salas and Kim provide a great addition to a nighttime-window reading shelf and/or early-science classroom."


"The luminous cover illustration, evoking the moon’s glow in the evening sky, will have hands reaching for this book. Deeply saturated illustrations, created with acrylic paint and digital techniques, capture the mystique of the moon at night and make this title satisfying to gaze upon, even for little ones who may not yet grasp some of the more abstract concepts." 

School Library Journal

"Kim’s paintings in acrylic with digital techniques show a shimmering moon with personality—smiling as she awakens nocturnal animals, teases the Earth with peekaboo, and casts a spell over its observers"


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