Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Picture Books
Your Moon, My Moon

Your Moon, My Moon

Fall 2011 Picture Books
Ages: All Ages
Author: Patricia MacLachlan
Illustrator: Bryan Collier
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 978-1416979500
Hardcover Price: $16.99

Grandmother and grandson live far apart. She lives in a cold climate, and he in a hot climate. Their visits are rare, and they work to find a way to overcome their geographical distance.

In poetic prose, the author builds their bond via the moon. Through cumulative illustrations, the story moves from a visit with the child when he is tiny to an impending visit depicted with the unaware grandson not yet turning to see his grandmother approaching.

With a palette that changes appropriately between the cool shades of grandmother's country to the sun-drenched colors of the grandson's Africa, the text and the lovely watercolor and collage pictures express familial love that cannot be thwarted by time or distance.

Kemie Nix   ©2011 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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