"YOO HOO, MOON!" by Mary Blocksma


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On ""Level 1"" of the ""Bank Street Ready-to-Read"" series, an appealing story about a little bear whose animal friends cheerfully awake to help summon the moon she says she needs before she can go to sleep. The animals spot different lights that seem to be the moon--a light in a window, a headlight; at last, the real thing appears and everyone goes back to sleep--except Bear's cat, who has slept throughout but now wakes to yowl. The language is neatly phrased to include plenty of the rhymes and repetitions that are entertaining and especially instructive at this level; the rhythm wanders in and out of a predictable pattern, disconcerting the ear. Still, an enjoyable addition for the newest independent readers. The text is on a pleasing blue ground, carrying out the nighttime theme and providing a soothing frame for Brewster's comical watercolors of a pillow-soft world and cuddly-looking creatures, glowing with rich, dark tones.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1992
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Bantam