The Moon's Almost Here

The Moon's Almost Here

Book - 2016 | First edition.
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Newbery medalist Patricia MacLachlan and Caldecott Honor and Newbery Honor winner Tomie dePaola have joined forces to create a stunning and lyrical new bedtime picture book that's sure to become an instant classic.

The moon's almost here.
Robin sings in her nest.
Babies fly back to her,
ready to rest.

The moon's almost here.
There's no time to play.
Mama sheep hurries;
Sun's going away.

Nighttime is approaching as each animal readies itself for bed in this lyrical picture book text by Patricia MacLachlan. In striking paintings with a calming palette, Tomie dePaola imagines the scene through the eyes of mime Pierrot and his child.
Audience: Ages 4-8.
Publisher: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781481420624
Branch Call Number: JP MacLa
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: DePaola, Tomie 1934-- Illustrator
Alternative Title: Moon is almost here


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Oct 14, 2017

I love this illustrators Strega Nona books too! This is a sweet story with beautiful illustrations!

Apr 03, 2017

Something about this book really resonated with our 16-month old, and it was an instant favorite. The illustrations are beautiful and it's a nice bedtime story too.

nmaryann Aug 26, 2016

"Out in the meadow / The fireflies blink bright. / Twinkling on, / Twinkling off-- / Little stars in the night." MacLachlan's lyrical verse and dePaola's illustrations tell a beautiful and comforting bedtime story.

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Apr 03, 2017

rovina thinks this title is suitable for 1 years and over


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