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It's Only Ink! I Took the Moon for a Walk

It's Only Ink!
I Took the Moon for a Walk

What fun this book was to read! As a child I always imagined that the moon followed me; that it protected me.
In "I Took the Moon for a Walk" by Carolyn Curtis, one little boy puts his imagination to the test when he decides to take the moon for a walk late one summer night.
As the boy walks with his flashlight, the moon shyly peeks through the clouds. They tip-toe through the cool grass, race to the swings, and fly through the night sky. Curtis captures the imagination of children with her descriptive wording: "We tiptoed through grass where the nightcrawlers creep / when the rust-bellied robins have all gone to sleep, / And the Moon called the dew so the grass seemed to weep / When I took the Moon for a walk."
"I Took the Moon for a Walk" combines poetic verse with vividly drawn illustrations. Alison Jay's folk-art style illustrations compliment Curtis' fantastic imaginative world, bringing the dreamlike scenes together perfectly.
The book ends with a double-page spread chock full of facts and interesting information about the phases of the moon, plants, and nocturnal animals. It will surely get children's minds moving in thinking about what takes place during the night.
This charming book would work wonderfully in the classroom, making a fun addition to any library. This book was an absolute pleasure to read and comes highly recommended. It is worth sharing.
Barefoot Books celebrates the art and story that opens the hearts and minds of children from all walks of life. See more of their fabulous books at www.barefootbooks.com

I Took the Moon for a Walk by Carolyn Curtis
Illustrated by Alison Jay
Published by Barefoot Books, www.barefootbooks.co,
ISBN10: 1841486116
ISBN-13: 978-1841486116
Release: 2004
Price: $16.99
Pages: 32, hardcover
Ages 4-8
Reviewed by Jennifer LB Leese

Jennifer LB Leese is a writer from Maryland who writes children's picture books, young adult novels, and paranormal fiction. Visit her online at: www.geocities.com/ladyjiraff

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