When the Moon Smiled: A Bedtime Counting Book

When the Moon Smiled A Bedtime Counting Book Petr Horacek s vividly colorful illustrations and multiplying die cut stars make for a bedtime counting book that twinkles with charm Night has come to the farm but the moon is not smiling The animal

  • Title: When the Moon Smiled: A Bedtime Counting Book
  • Author: Petr Horáček
  • ISBN: 9780763622091
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Petr Horacek s vividly colorful illustrations and multiplying die cut stars make for a bedtime counting book that twinkles with charm.Night has come to the farm, but the moon is not smiling The animals are all out of place, and to set things right, the moon needs to light the stars, one by one As the number of yellow die cut stars increases on each page, little readers wPetr Horacek s vividly colorful illustrations and multiplying die cut stars make for a bedtime counting book that twinkles with charm.Night has come to the farm, but the moon is not smiling The animals are all out of place, and to set things right, the moon needs to light the stars, one by one As the number of yellow die cut stars increases on each page, little readers will be eager to count them and to count all the animals, too With appealingly childlike artwork in rich glowing hues, this warm, clever counting book will bring smiles all around.

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    1. Intense colorful illustrations of the farm animals going to sleep under the watchful eye of the moon who places a star in the sky corresponding to the number of animals in the picture. Love the slightly blurred effect of the illustrations that makes me think of how one sees images at nighttime.

    2. Petr Horáček writes and illustrates this number story counting book about the moon getting the sky ready for night. The moon lights the very first star for the dog so he can go to sleep and by the end, the whole sky is full of stars. This is a great bedtime story; the illustrations, which look like crayon drawings, create a mood of sleepiness, using dark blues and vibrant yellows for the stars. There are star cut outs so when the page turns, there is no color behind them, but when put down lig [...]

    3. This works great with a pre-school crowd. The moon looks down on a mixed up farmyard where all the animals who are supposed to be asleep are awake and all who are supposed to be awake are asleep. Each star the moon lights corrects one of the problems. As a performer, you can prompt the group to participate in the story by asking "who does the moon see here?" (a dog) "What does the dog say" (woof) "Do dogs stay awake at night?" (NO!) "Can you blow a kiss?" (blow on uplifted hand) "That's how the [...]

    4. This was a toddler magnet today. They were absolutely fascinated with the moon picture and the star cut throughs. (Made it a little difficult for reading, but I would rather have fascination than boredom.) It will probably be a new standby for Toddler time.

    5. A wonderful bedtime book, When the Moon Smiled also teaches counting. Not only that, but children are also introduced to some nocturnal animals. With its adorable crayon and watercolor illustrations, this book is a great addition to a child's bedtime routine!

    6. I like the simple crayon look to the illustrations and the see-through moon is super neat! This is an age appropriate introduction to the concept of nocturnal and diurnal animals. All while counting with peephole stars. Great book!

    7. The cut outs of the stars give this an extra incentive to start counting with the kids One by one the moon lights up stars to put to sleep the animals who sleep at night and to wake up the animals that should be awake, from one dog to ten moths.

    8. Just gorgeous. I wish I had younger children to read this book to at bedtime. I will have to settle for a sleepy story time at the library.

    9. A cute counting story about farm animals awake who should be sleeping/sleeping who should be awake and what the moon does (light the stars) to help set things right.

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