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MOON BABIES by Karen Jameson


by Karen Jameson ; illustrated by Amy Hevron

Pub Date: July 2nd, 2019
ISBN: 978-0-525-51481-7
Publisher: Putnam

A new moon is born every 28 days, but what does a baby moon do all day? Make a wish and join Jameson’s moon babies to discover a day that is out of this world.

Sample a breakfast bottle with milk that flows from the Milky Way. Stand by as the baby moons take a moonwalk—but “wobble-bobble, step and stumble. / Babies try but take a tumble.” Join them as they go into orbit on their favorite playground ride, the carousel, and stack moonstones to build castles in the sky. Ever wondered what is in the Little Dipper? “Steamy porridge” for moon babies’ dinner, of course. As the day winds down, it’s time for bath “play and bubble fun. / Stardust powder when they’re done,” and, finally, the “softest jammies” and bedtime snuggles with “doting grammies” reading nursery rhymes. Soothing rhythms, a consistent rhyme pattern, lively rhymes, and gently playful references make this book a good bedtime read for both children and caregivers. Illustrations of pastel-hued moon babies against nighttime blue backgrounds are restful, too, but they also include details to discuss: ever watchful grammy moons, real and imagined constellation patterns, and a tiny astronaut doll tucked in every spread.

A playful and soothing book for the close of day.

(Picture book. 3-5)