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YELLOW MOON, APPLE MOON by Pamela Porter

YELLOW MOON, APPLE MOON

By Pamela Porter (Author) , Matt James (Illustrator)

Age Range: 1 - 3

Pub Date: March 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-88899-809-5
Publisher: Groundwood

In this bedtime mantra, a little girl tells the “yellow moon, apple moon” it’s time to sleep before acknowledging the familiar things around her. She points out her house, her swing and her tree where robins snuggle for the night. She jumps on her bed and notes her window, her pillow and the book her daddy read. She singles out her soft, dear kitty. As the house settles beneath the starry night, the little girl settles beneath the covers while her mommy sings a lullaby. The simple rhyming text reminds readers it’s time to sleep while primitive acrylic illustrations feature an animated girl in a red sleeper dancing around a fantastical landscape where the house and tree wear smiling faces. As her mother croons good night, the little girl drifts to sleep on a giant yellow moon while barefoot baby angels from the lullaby cavort across a dark night sky. Verbal and visual images of nighttime guarantee safe passage to dreamland while the lyrics and music for the featured New Mexican lullaby provide an added soporific. (Picture book. 1-3)