Max and Ely are two little boys working hard to get the moon to stay in place. They send a rocket up to try to lasso it, they even try to scold it into submission. Each night the moon comes and goes, bringing closer the day that Ely must leave for the hospital.
Originally published in 1984, for the most part it holds up beautifully.
This book is a celebration of all families in that it illustrates (pun intended) the commonality inherent in and shared by parents that actively parent and care for their children.
An interesting story about an important but not-talked-about-enough time in history, Summer of the Tree Army is well told, and beautifully illustrated.
For each question Arvaaq asks Grandfather Bowhead, the response invariably expresses that the greatest adventures of his life are the times they have spent together.
In this moving story based on actual events, this is exactly what we see. The story of a friendship that brings together two unlikely subjects, a man and a mule. They become fast friends and spend time together enjoying one another’s company and sharing special moments.
That Missing Feeling, a nice (if somewhat simplistic) introduction to the concept of journaling, falls short of the standard usually set by Magination Press
The sweet story is touching (it made me cry, but I’m an easy mark), the pictures are achingly beautiful, and the ending is foreshadowed throughout in a way that clever readers will enjoy spotting.
As we read through the story, we find that what we see at face value isn’t always the whole picture. We learn that listening to others and validating their feelings is important.