Friday, May 11, 2012
Review of A Full Moon Is Rising by Marilyn Singer & Julia Cairns
Publisher: Lee and Low Books
Release date: May 1, 2011
Book Blurb (from goodreads):
A collection of original poems about full moon events, phenomena, celebrations, and beliefs from around the world.
Reviewed By: Bea
The artwork in this book of multi-cultural poems is lovely, though it could have used a few less bright colors and a bit more subtlety. It's not complex but does have some detail and it certainly eye-catching. The poems and the illustrations take us around the world and give us glimpses into other cultures and lives, always revolving around the moon in some fashion. The poems are not inter-related and can be read separately and out of order. I'm not much of a poetry person, I was more interested in the theme of the moon and the diversity of cultures. I think that they would work best for older pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. I was interested in the book because my class of two year olds was fascinated by the moon; this book didn't grab their attention but I think older kids might enjoy it. The poems and and the artwork may spark questions and encourage research and exploring other books, maybe even other poems.
I received an e-galley from the publisher.