Grade 1-3?The moon sails regally over darkened lawns and houses in Gibbons's simple, bright paintings with brief, precisely worded explanations running beneath the artwork. Primary readers will find, in just the right amount of detail, answers to their questions about our planet's closest natural companion: its origins and phases, what causes tides and eclipses, the people and spacecraft that have been sent there, and even some of the stories and beliefs it has inspired. The author includes directions for making a simple solar eclipse viewer and finishes with a chronology, a sampling of moon legends and lore, and a page of additional facts. Wide in scope and visually appealing, this book will serve pleasure and purposeful readers equally well.?John Peters, New York Public Library
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Gr. 2^-4, younger for reading aloud. This fully illustrated introductory book offers young children information about the moon: its orbit and phases, its place in solar and lunar eclipses, its effect on Earth's oceans, moon exploration, and the legends the moon has inspired in various cultures. Written clearly yet without too much detail, the text moves along quickly. The pictures and diagrams deserve study, as they help readers visualize such concepts as how the moon moves in relation to the earth and the sun and why it seems to change shape. Gibbons uses a spacious format to vary page layout, presenting each facet of the moon's story with a large illustration or a series of smaller ones. Her colorful pictures of people observing the moon seem all the more brilliant against backgrounds of midnight blue. A fine resource for school and public library collections. Carolyn Phelan --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.See all Editorial Reviews
I am now so much more knowledgeable on for moon.. I may go sacrifice a goat to rise the tides during a full moon so I may become the supreme witch.Published 3 months ago by Marie Kauer
A little disappointed that the dust cover was damaged when it arrived, but other than that it looks like it will be a wonderful birthday present for my daughter.Published 4 months ago by Taylor Guzman
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Great start for children both grandchildren now idenifly if moon is 1/2 or whole etc.Published 7 months ago by Carol Kuper