Sun and Moon by Lindsey Yankey
The publisher says… Sun and Moon have always held their own places in the sky, but after a lifetime of darkness Moon wants to trade. Sun agrees, but only if first Moon takes a careful look at his night, before making his final decision. Follow Moon as he travels through the dark discovering enchanting animals and scenes unique to the nighttime, foxes hunting, children dreaming, lamplighters, and fireflies. Will Moon still wish to change places in the sky? Or will he realize the beauty of what he already has? Fine details amidst bright bold mixed-media illustrations will capture readers of all ages in this story of discovery and appreciation.
Eva says… This one is pretty but it makes no sense. Because you know why? OK, the MOON wants to switch places with the sun because he says he wants to see what happens during the day. And here’s the problem. The moon ALREADY comes out during the day! The SUN is the one that needs to switch because HE’S the one who doesn’t come out at night. He’s just out during the DAY. But that moon gets to see BOTH, so what’s HE complaining about?
So if I was the sun, I’d WANNA switch because I’d be getting a better deal. That moon doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Who knows what’s going on? Maybe he just sleeps during the day. I don’t know.
I like the pictures and I could look at them forever, but the guy who wrote this one REALLY got things mixed up. It’s all BACKWARDS. So I don’t know. It’s OK but not GREAT.
Eva’s rating: ♥♥ (out of five)
(Sun and Moon by Lindsey Yankey. Published by Simply Read Books. ISBN 978-1927018606)
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