Monday, March 25, 2013

Children's Book Review: The Man and the Moon

Media Type: Ebook
Title: The Man and the Moon
Author: Jamie Martin
Illustrator: Kath McLaughlin
Publisher: Self-published
Pages: Paperback; 24
Release Date: January 9, 2013
Source: Author
Recommended to: Parents looking for an adventurous picture book to share with their little ones.

Difficulty Level: Elementary school readers should start to be able to read this on their own, although some vocabulary is a little advanced.

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Two kids sneak out of their room and uncover a robbery! The old man is taking the moon! They rush after the man in hopes of setting the moon free. Easy read for children with a pleasant rhyme scheme and beautiful illustrations.

In the style of our favorite myths and fairy tales, comes The Man and the Moon. Jamie Martin brings a new story to the table about an old man who attempts to steal the moon from the sky, and two young children who save the day. With its adorable watercolor illustrations, and lovely rhyme scheme, this is a story that is sure to capture the heart of children and adults alike.

I know that I instantly fell in love with the illustrations. They have a dreamy feel to them, and if I loved them I know young readers will! These plucky little heroes have facial expressions that tell the story so very well. The writing and the illustrations go hand in and beautifully.

The one thing I would have liked to see improved was the typeface. The font takes away a bit from the dreamlike quality of the book. Still, this is a story that you definitely need to add to your shelf of favorites!

Rating: 4 Keys to My Heart

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.


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