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What the Sun Sees, What the Moon Sees Hardcover – September 16, 1997

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Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

PreSchool-K. An excellent concept book, similar in quality to the artist's many pastoral picture books. Here, Tafuri uses a "flip-book" technique to show readers similar settings first from the point of view of the sun, and then from that of the moon (or vice versa). She provides a pleasant introduction to many opposites in scenes that will be familiar to a young audience?busy/restful city and country scenes, awake/sleeping animals and children. Details from one picture transform themselves in the opposite, e.g., sunflowers, shown in a sun-drenched field, appear in a brightly lit florist's window, viewed from a dark and quiet city street. A spare and repetitious text reinforces the continuity and contrast of daytime and nighttime experiences. A detached perspective and a panoramic distancing of colored-pencil and watercolor illustrations allow viewers to feel as though they are indeed looking down on the cycles of time.?Tana Elias, Meadowridge Branch Library, Madison, WI
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A double-ended book showing scenes from farm, woodland, city, and school, first by day and then, by turning the book over and beginning again from the ``back,'' at night. The large format and extremely large type make this an ideal book for group sharing. Children intrigued by the novel layout are likely to match up the corresponding pictures--those who are careful will discover that there's actually one more daytime spread. Tafuri's fans will recognize the gray-and-black speckled hens from Early Morning in the Barn (1983), the marmalade cat from Junglewalk (1988), and even one of the sweet brown dogs from Who's Counting? (1986). From beautiful mixed-media artwork is fashioned an elegantly simple graphic demonstration of the neverending cycle of day and night. (Picture book. 3-7) -- Copyright ©1997, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books; 1st ed edition (September 16, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0688144934
  • ISBN-13: 978-0688144937
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.2 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #433,269 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Nancy Tafuri is probably best known as the creator of Have You Seen My Duckling?, a 1985 Caldecott Honor Book described by Parent's Choice as "beautifully precise yet emotionally affecting." Trained as a graphic designer, Tafuri has authored more than 50 books over 30 years for the very young.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 3, 2001
Format: Hardcover
My four-year-old loves this imaginative book, and so do his father and I. We are fond of Nancy Tafuri's style of illustration and have some of her other books, all of which we enjoy. I think flipping the book over to read about the sun/moon fascinates our son. The comparison of what goes on in the daytime and nighttime stimulates imagining of what our "daytime" places are like at night. The book is short and simple, but sometimes that's what we want -- especially when we want a short bedtime book! Overall, this book is pleasant and soothing, not spectacular but attractive, fun, and definitely worth reading.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By The Librarian on May 25, 2012
Format: Paperback
We have been reading this book at our public library for several years. The illustrations are big, bold, and beautiful. It has a unique feature - first you see what the sun sees and as the end of the day approaches - you close the book, flip it over vertically and then you see what the moon sees. It almost seems magical the way it works.

I classify books as group books or lap books. This one is an excellent example of a "read out loud to group" book. Because of the way it flips. It works equally well as a "lap" book. This is when you have the children sitting beside you and read.

I have a list of books that we use to read to children, especially when a volunteer doesn't show up and you have to do something on the fly. This book is one of those books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ronald L Osburn on May 31, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book was read in my class, by me to 4 and 5 year olds. They liked the large size and colorful pictures. When the book is over, just flip it over and find out what the moon sees. Two books in one! A great deal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Twins moma on August 23, 2008
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Quick shipping. Boys absolutely loved this book. It's creative and organized in a way to keep kids interested. We purchased after reading this book at the library.
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I love this book. We first encountered this at the public library, and had to have it for my daughter's home library. Beautiful, vivid illustrations. Simply language. My 18-month-old daughter and I enjoy this book. I love the format, too, where you flip the book over half way through to do the opposite point of view. There was a book "I am My Mommy / I am My Daddy" just like this that I loved when I was little, but couldn't find that one anywhere.
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