A Moon of My Own

A Moon of My Own Now a Storytime from Space Official Selection An imaginative young girl travels the world with her faithful companion the moon In her enchanted adventure she visits all seven continents while the moo

  • Title: A Moon of My Own
  • Author: Jennifer Rustgi AshleyWhite
  • ISBN: 9781584695721
  • Page: 482
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Now a Storytime from Space Official Selection An imaginative young girl travels the world with her faithful companion, the moon In her enchanted adventure she visits all seven continents while the moon goes through its cycle of phases as portrayed in silhouetted art Explore More sections for kids and adults offer information and activities on phases of the moon and othNow a Storytime from Space Official Selection An imaginative young girl travels the world with her faithful companion, the moon In her enchanted adventure she visits all seven continents while the moon goes through its cycle of phases as portrayed in silhouetted art Explore More sections for kids and adults offer information and activities on phases of the moon and other aspects of astronomy and geography.

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    1. I loved the silhouette illustrations in this book and different scenes from around the world.The main story is a very quick read - and the kids and I smiled at the ending.There are several pages of back-matter, explaining both the different scenes around the world that appear in the book, as well as discussing the moon and different phases of the moon.The book can be used for toddler story time (quick read with pretty illustrations) and also for elementary school students studying the moon (or d [...]

    2. Absolutely love this book. Me like that the illustrations are in shilloette. Me love that it's a simple story yet so very interesting if you take time to soak it in. And the part in the back of the book of the world map with the same basic pictures, encourages you to learn where these places are actually at in the real world. A simple but very effective way of helping both young and old retain this exciting information. Me also like that the main character is always wearing her rain boots. Me ca [...]

    3. This book is perfect for those with littles that like the night sky and the moon! It is all about a little girl who thinks the moon must be meant just for her as it appears to follow her around. She describes a lot of what the moon is doing and what she loves about it.As far as the illustrations go, they are mostly of the night time sky. The girl and anything that is supposed to appear before the sky is in black solid shapes, similar to how you see it on the cover. While it seems rather simple, [...]

    4. This book continues to stand out to me because there are so many children's books with very detailed, busy illustrations, and the illustrations in this one are so simple and pure. A few colors, a few silhouettes. Perfect for when you're trying to get drowsy for bedtime. Plus, the pictures of the world landmarks gives the book an extra little something, an introduction to famous far-away places to inspire some curiosity. And of course, I love the idea that no matter where we are in the whole worl [...]

    5. In this picture book, a girl sees different sites around the world. The pictures are all in silhouette so you feel like it is night. At then end of the book there are facts about each of the places and the moon as well.I received a copy through Good Reads First Reads.

    6. Inspired by the notion that the moon follows us wherever we go, this new book would work well as a read alone or as a part of a unit on the Moon or the seven continents.

    7. A beautiful story of a little girl following the moon on fantasy journeys around the world. Gorgeous illustrations. I bought a copy for my granddaughter! I hope to see more by this author.

    8. The childhood belief that ‘the moon is following me’ combines with geographic locations across the globe in a delightful story of a young girl who lovingly speaks to the moon that follows her on her many adventures. She converses with the moon, and shares, “I never tell you where I’m going, but somehow you always find me.”In the night skies and against the white moon, the illustrator uses silhouettes of key geographic locations. Each location gives enough clues for adults to know (most [...]

    9. This was a tough one! Do I give it a 2 or a 3? So I did like it. Honestly, if the moon is involved, I’ll probably like it, but this book was also the most different out of all of the ones I picked up recently. Instead of a book teaching us some kind of lesson on people, this one was more about the moon. At the end of it there’s even facts about the moon, activities on locations around the world, and questions little ones might have about the moon. In that sense it was a good read. For anythi [...]

    10. On the note from the author, it says, "Come along on an enchanted adventure around the world with a young girl and her faithful companion, the Moon"--and this book was exactly that! :-) With it wonderful illustrations it captured the girls nightly friendship with the moon, and her nightly wondering on why it changed. Did it do that for her? This is a great book to read, along with Owl Moon, or by itself, as an introduction to phases of the moon. What have the students noticed? What are their tho [...]

    11. A charming little story for the kids. My daughter read it and said it was very sweet and she liked it a lot. The illustrations are top notch, and it has some great little science facts at the end.

    12. Inspired by her daughter asking, "Mama, why does the Moon always follow me?" author Jennifer Rustgi explores this idea within the pages of A Moon of One's Own. A young girl in golashes and carrying a stick is wandering the world having a conversation with the moon. She asks if the Moon is lonely or playing hide and seek. She compliments it's brightness and appreciates the aurora borealis. A heart warming short story, this is perfect for bedtime. I adore the artwork of this book. The large glossy [...]

    13. My husband also chose this book, but it wound up being my favorite from that particular library trip. This magical celebration of the moon is beautifully illustrated with dramatic images which use light, shadow, and silhouette to create a sense of nighttime stillness and wonder at the moon's beauty. The child narrator follows the moon to different countries, while speaking directly to the moon about its subtle changes from night to night, and the comfort she finds in knowing the moon is always w [...]

    14. I liked the illustrations, which are are - well, luminous - more than I liked the text, which is mundane and trite. I wish the images were complemented by more poetic language. The back matter is useful and informative - and there's four full pages of it. I found it curious that "all the phases are shown the way they appear when looking at the Moon from the Northern Hemisphere" - even when some of the locations were not (e.g Antarctica, Australia, South America). I guess I sort of understand bec [...]

    15. This is a fun book about a child's relationship with the moon. My son has always been enamored by the moon so this was an easy story for him to relate to. I love how the pages/illustrations are dark. We did an art project to go along with the book. We sat outside with clipboards, white paper and white crayons. We sketched the moon in the dark (stars too), and then we came in and used black watercolors to paint the entire page. The moon shone in our art just as it does in the illustrations of the [...]

    16. An imaginative young girl travels the world with her faithful companion, the moon. In her enchanted adventure she visits all seven continents while the moon goes through its cycle of phases as portrayed in silhouetted art."Explore More" section includes a map of the seven continents, and information related to the phases of the moon. Subject: Dreams -- Juvenile fiction.Geographic Term:Moon -- Juvenile fiction.

    17. Beautiful silhouettes display a girl's journey around the world and how the moon follows/changes with her location. After the story, additional facts and activities are recommended for the curious reader. One of these pages highlights the places visited around the world and asks readers to match them with the book's illustrations. This would be a great book for teachers to use while teaching the moon cycle. Art teachers will also like this book for inspiring silhouette art.

    18. An interes child-like concept that the moon follows you. The colors are rich purples and blacks with silhouettes unfortunately every spread blends together so that none of the pages are particularly memorable. Granted it provides a distinct impression of, well, purples and silhouettes, but it needs some design work and illusyrations that do not feel so digitally created.

    19. ages 4-6As a little girl travels the world, the moon seems to be following her. She thinks the moon has come out just for her. This book has cool activities at the end for parents/teachers to do with kids. It's a cute story with great illustrations of the phases of the moon and many famous places around the worldmsradius/2016/12/cyb

    20. It's a very charming book with powerful illustrations. I used it during my English as a second language lessons and the children loved it! I reviewed it on my blog at atelierstorytime/2015/04/

    21. This is such a wonderful book, especially for younger children. The illustrations are really captivating and it makes talking about moon related facts very understandable and relatable for children.

    22. Great tie-in with Science curriculum moon studies. Cute and simple story, but explains more in-depth about the moon in the back.

    23. The illustrations are beautiful. The information in the back of the book is wonderful. However, the story that goes along with the illustrations is disappointing.

    24. Art and science and geography - great curricular connections with moon phases, places around the world, silhouettes - gorgeous art too

    25. Rather interesting concept about the moon and the many phases of the moon, told from the eyes of a young girl. The illustrations are purposely in dark colours, to give you a 'nightly' feel.

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