Today’s featured book is…
“I Took the Moon for a Walk”
This has always been one of my absolute favorite books from Barefoot. The rhyme is just so soothing, and the illustrations are wonderful. And, as with many of our books, this one has some lovely endnotes with facts about the moon and various nocturnal animals.
I think what I like most about this book, though, is that it helps illustrate that night time is really not that scary, especially when you have a friend like the moon by your side. Really fantastic for kids who are afraid of the dark or having a hard time going to sleep at night. I also love that this can easily substitute for “Goodnight Moon” and give us a much needed break from reading that story for the millionth time (don’t get me wrong, I like “Goodnight Moon”- but it’s nice to have a different moon story!!).
“I Took the Moon for a Walk” is recommended for kids ages 1-7 (the endnotes relaly help stretch the value of this book!) and is available in paperback for just $7.99 (an English version and French version is available). If you’re nervous about having a paperback around your little one, it’s also available in large format board book for $14.99. This is a nice, big size, that makes it easy for small hands to hold and flip the pages.
I know if you try this book out, it will quickly become one of your favorites, too!