Hello Moon

Holiday House/Neal Porter. May 2021. 32p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780823447015.
PreS-Gr 1–A short, sweet, simple book for bedtime. Night is near and day is done—so who comes out when the sun goes down? Readers can explore the forest at night with owls, mice, raccoons, and foxes. For very young readers, this is a jumping-off point to explore nocturnal animals. Rhyming phrases will keep even the youngest listener engaged: “Look above, silver skies. Stir awake, open eyes. Moonlight calls, come outside, scurry pounce flutter glide.” The illustrations build to the onset of darkness, normalizing night, where there is play, eating routines, and a full range of things to discover.
VERDICT Glowing illustrations support a poetic text for a visit to what goes on while children sleep

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