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Friday, August 8, 2014

Happy Birthday, Moon by Frank Asch

Release Date - March 2014 (Reissue)

Frank Asch

Book Review by Bob Walch

One night Bear looked up at the sky and thought, wouldn’t it be nice to give the moon a birthday present?’

Since Bear didn’t know when Moon’s birthday was or what Moon might like as a gift, he set out to find out. It is a long journey but Bear thinks he does find out when Moon’s birthday is and what Moon would like for his birthday.

Coincidentally, both Bear and Moon have the same birthdays and like the same things or so Bear thinks. This makes things a lot easier for Bear but, as you’ll see, Bear is really dealing with an echo which complicates this odd little adventure.

You’ll find the flat, one-dimensional illustrations in this picture book rather dark because the story unfolds at night. The story is a bit strange and you may have to explain what an echo is to your child (lots of luck!) before this story makes any sense.

On the other hand, if your child has read and enjoyed the other Moon Bear books, this one will probably be a hit too. So happy reading!

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