- Age Range: 4 - 8 years
- Grade Level: Preschool and up
- Lexile Measure: 200 (What's this?)
- 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: 10 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #783,900 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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What the Sun Sees, What the Moon Sees Hardcover – September 16, 1997
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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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From Kirkus Reviews
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.
Top customer reviews
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.