WHILE THE MOON SHINES BRIGHT by Jeanne Whitehouse Peterson

WHILE THE MOON SHINES BRIGHT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Every little verse of this bedtime chant begins, ""My Grandaddy is coming,/ And I hear him say"" and ends ""While the moon shines bright""--followed by a confirming ""AND I do this./ I Can do this."" In between are Grandaddy's bedtime instructions for acts that range from practical domestic routines (drink your milk, wash the dishes, brush your teeth) to fanciful flourishes such as ""take two giant steps"" and ""tickle the pansy on the window sill."" There's nothing catchy or melodic about the verses, though the combination of affection, gentle fancy, and soothing repetition might do the bedtime trick.

Pub Date: Oct. 7th, 1982
Publisher: Harper & Row