Ah, bedtime. Such a wonderful time to cozy up with a book. And what better way to drift into dreamland than with a picture book featuring the night sky and its principal character, the moon. This month’s theme for the Little Lit Book Series is #night and my selection is a cherished favorite in our home, authored by a man fascinated by the moon.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOON by Frank Asch is the sweet story of Bear and his quest to find the moon a birthday gift. Bear takes the money from his piggy bank and buys Moon a hat. To his delight, Moon also buys Bear a hat! When the wind carries Bear’s new hat away, Bear sadly reports the news of the lost hat to Moon. In the end, a “conversation” of mutual understanding reveals a wonderful message of unconditional love. “That’s okay, I still love you!” said Bear. “That’s okay, I still love you!” said the moon. Asch’s illustrations and simple palette ring of comfort as does the repetition in his text. A dreamlike quality follows the book from beginning to end. 🎩✨
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