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Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems

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Author: Jane Yolen
Key Words: Children, Bedtime

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Book Description:

From the hoot of an owl to the horns of the city, from children giggling in the bath to the hushed notes of a lullaby, here is an exquisite anthology that captures the universal poetry of bedtime. Expertly gathered by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, these sixty poems range from old favorite poets such as Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Sylvia Plath, and Eleanor Farjeon to beloved contemporary poets like Marilyn Singer, Lee Bennett Hopkins, and Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman. Beautifully illustrated by G. Brian Karas with richness and whimsy, SWITCHING ON THE MOON is the perfect book to share with a child to usher in a night of sweet dreams.

Reviewers Thoughts

Rating: 3 of 5 stars

Short, lyrical poems about the night - you'll be surprised how much children enjoy the sound of rhyming stanzas and beg for just one more to be read.

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5 = Loved It, 4 = Really Liked It, 3 = Liked It, 2 = It's Okay, 1 = Didn't Like It.

Book Details

Cleanliness: the word "breast" is used to mean chest. Pictures of children in bathtubs but nothing shown.

Ages: 4 - 8

Grade Level: PreK - 2nd

Pages: 96

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