Manuel's gentle first book looks at the closeness between a grandmother and granddaughter and at the beauty of nature on a...

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THE NIGHT THE MOON BLEW KISSES

Manuel's gentle first book looks at the closeness between a grandmother and granddaughter and at the beauty of nature on a moonlit winter night. When Grandma says the moon looks lonesome, the little girl blows it a kiss: ""A swirly kiss, a twirly kiss,/a willowy-billowy/wisp of a kiss."" The child wonders if the moon will return the favor. Indeed it does, filling the air with silvery snowflakes. Although the language occasionally sounds too adult for a child's voice, this is a winsome book. The swirling colored-pencil illustrations in shades of blue, green, and purple capture both the warm relationship of the adult and child and the cool enchantment of snow and moonlight.

Pub Date: Aug. 1, 1996

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 32

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15, 1996