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Looking for Luna Hardcover – October 1, 2009
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From School Library Journal
PreSchool-K—A child and her father are searching for their cat. They look in garbage cans, empty boxes, and all sorts of places where she might hide. They crawl into bushes and abandoned buildings. They see many felines, but not theirs. Some are sleeping, some are chasing mice, and one is batting at moths. Finally Luna, a gray tiger-striped feline, leaps into the girl's arms, and they go home. But that night, she wanders off again. The last page is a repeat of the first, with father and daughter going out to look for her. This slight story is elevated by the lush illustrations, a combination of manual drawing and digital painting. The neighborhood is in full bloom, with green grass and trees everywhere, flowers all around, and brightly colored birds and bugs. The various cats all have distinct personalities. The fact that Luna comes home every day will be a comfort to young readers.—Ieva Bates, Ann Arbor District Library, MI
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About the Author
Author Tim Myers is a writer, storyteller, and songwriter. Having lived in Japan for three years, he now makes his home in Plattsburgh, New York.
Illustrator Mike Reed has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, Studio Arts Magazine, and the American Institute of Graphic Arts. His illustrations can be found in two recent children’s books, Chill in the Air and Shake D’em Halloween Bones. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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"The first we see is black and white,
skittish and kittenish, frozen with fright.
But as I look, he bolts away-
when all I wanted to do was play!"
They're especially drawn to books with cats in them, though, and this one is no exception.
Looking for Luna is about a little girl and her Dad that are looking for their missing cat, Luna. They see many cats of various colors on their "looking journey", but they're looking only for their Luna.
This book is told in rhyme, which is always fun. The pictures are done with a somewhat blurry style, but they're all pretty and springy, with flowers and birds and greenery.
We liked it!
The illustrations are soft and pleasing with muted colors and my daughter enjoyed searching the pages for any hit of Luna. The story just begs to be read aloud, with impeccable rhythm and rhyme. It's very pleasing to the ear!
A great story of a wandering cat that with a happy ending. A very nice little bedtime story!
That said, the story goes rather quickly, with a good rhyme and rhythm to the text. The art also shows several varieties of short hair cats, so we were able to go through colors and patterns (patterns may be above his head, though).
Overall, a good story, just either a bit too far past my nephew's age range, or needs some small interactivity.
As I said, it's best as a read aloud story for a younger cat lover. Since that's what we look for, this fit the bill perfectly!
There is no indication of worry or concern. There is relief when they find Luna. Unfortunately, the lesson told is that father and daughter expect Luna to disappear again, (because they allow Luna to prowl at night), rather than to offer thanks that the cat was found and hope that it never happens again. Why miss a chance to talk about responsibility? The last page of this book implies that it is expected behavior to let a cat run loose outdoors.
You might feel differently and that's your business, but because of the widely-held opinion that cats should not be allowed to run outdoors, I don't think this book is good for gifting: You might just run across someone like me--someone who knows cats are safer indoors than out; one who has witnessed the heartache of finding a loved kitty dead on the road or mauled by wild dogs. (I'm not suggesting putting those horrific images in a children's book, but the message should be clear: Kitties belong indoors; don't leave doors to the outside open, and don't take kitty outside to play.) Why miss a chance to talk about responsibility?
It is a plus that the book is hard-bound, but be aware that the artistic style of the cover does not carry through to the pages. Judging the book by its title and cover, I had higher hopes for it. My rating is actually a 3.5 rounded up.