Pierrot’s imagination leads him to have a zig-zag journey from one place to another where he is often either outside or in his bedroom, impatiently attempting to grab a book from a high shelf (and, not to our surprise, Newton’s 3rd law comes into effect at this moment — as the snail says to Pierrot).
If My moon Was Your Sun is a story filled with nostalgia and great love. It’s filled with humor and adult-like scenarios that makes this book befitting for parents to read to their children, especially if there is a loved one who has memory loss.
Wanda Steward’s story is a humble one; she is a mother and grew up not knowing how to read or write. When her children asked her to read a story, she would instead use the pictures and her imagination to craft her own version. This led to her eventually wanting to learn how to read — and to the creation of The Little Chicken Named Pong-Pong.
With every turn of the page, we begin to understand that there is more than one kind of strength to be valued — and James Matlack Raney does a marvelous job in delivering that message.
Immediately I plopped myself down with my daughter to get a sense of how it would go over with a toddler.
Now, these books are aimed for children, but like I say about most of the children’s books I’ve recently reviewed, all three books adults will enjoy too. A main reason? They’re ADORABLE.