Friday, October 24, 2014

Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me

Written by: Eric Carle

First line: Before Monica went to bed she looked out of her window and saw the moon.

Why you should read this book: A doting dad gets the moon for a little daughter, who wants it for a plaything. Kids like the extra-huge, folded pages showing dad arriving on the moon and then climbing down the ladder. As per usual, Carle's textured collage illustrations bring the story to life.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You know that the earth is a quarter of a million miles away from the moon, and that the weight of the moon on earth would crush a small child.

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