If You Were the Moon | Little Lit Book Series
If You Were the Moon | Little Lit Book Series
If You Were the Moon | Little Lit Book Series
If You Were the Moon | Little Lit Book Series

A girl tucked into bed talks with the moon whose light is shining through her window.

“Helloooooooooo up there, Moon!  I’m so tired.
I wish I could do exactly nothing, like you.”

The moon sets out to teach the girl in playful terms the many, many things he does.  “Spin like a twilight ballerina” describes how the moon “spins on its invisible axis, making a full turn every twenty-seven days.”  “Challenge the ocean to a tug-of-war” refers to how the moon’s gravity pulls on Earth, creating “high tides and low tides.”

Children learn about the formation of the moon, the moon’s gravity, the month’s phases, its waxing and waning, how it inspires artists all over the word and much more.  A glossary and references for further reading conclude this poetic lunar reference for ages 5-8.

If You Were the Moon was written by Laura Purdie Salas, illustrated by Jaime Kimand published by Millbrook Press.

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