It’s no secret … I LOVE children’s literature! I love finding out about new books (and books that are new to me). One way I find out about new books is by visiting my local library. The librarian’s at my local library in South Windsor, CT are GREAT! Truly a wonderful resource! Another great way to find out about a book that you may want to read to your children or to your class is through a book recommendation from another parent or teacher. Getting another parent or teacher’s perspective on the book can be very helpful. You can find out what questions the book generated and how the children felt about the book.
This is something we’d like to do here on our blog from time to time – and here is our first book review on “I Took the Moon for a Walk” By Carolyn Curtis and Alison Jay (review by parent Amanda Lukingbeal).
What are the ages of the children you read this with? The ages were 3 ½ and 1 ½ year old boys, Luke and Noah.
Were your children engaged while being read the story?
Both boys seemed pretty engaged. The cadence of the story, the way it rhymed, made it a perfect bedtime book. All 5 times, whether I read it or Daddy did, Noah sat down on our laps to cuddle while it was being read. Luke helped turn the pages after the first couple times because he could tell where the story break was. I think this may be one of Noah’s favorites for awhile. He’s been having a bit of adjustment issues lately with the new baby, and being read soothing stories has been a godsend.
Did they enjoy the book? Yes, they sure did.
Did you enjoy the book? Yes, because it was one of those old fashioned kind of books, simple and soft illustrations, calming subject, and again, short enough to not be a yawn for Mom and Dad to read…
Did reading it generate any questions from your child? Well, Luke was just all sorts of concerned with how the moon and the boy knew each other or came to be friends, or why the moon was following the boy without a leash, we had a good talk about how the moon is always there, behind the clouds or not, and you can always talk to the moon at night, because he’s a good friend.
Do you feel this book was appropriate for your child’s age? Absolutely, for both. Noah maybe even more so, he just quietly listened and enjoyed the flow of the words.
Would you recommend this book to a friend? YES!
Thanks for reviewing the book, Amanda! Sounds beautiful! “I Took the Moon for a Walk” is now available at 20% off, as well as EVERYTHING at Barefoot Books in 2012 (use coupon code TWENTY12). Love online coupon codes!!!
Do you have a great book that you would like to share? Want to write a book review for us? Comment below or email us! Happy Reading!!