If You Were the Moon

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What happens when you blend nonfiction and poetry? If you’re acclaimed children’s book author and poet Laura Purdie Salas’, you get If You Were the Moon 

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A little girl wishes that she could be just like the moon. The moon just gets to sit around doing nothing – what an easy, relaxing life the moon must have!

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The moon, of course, does so much more than simply hang in the sky, and young readers are introduced to the moon’s many responsibilities through a blend of gentle verse and informational text.

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It’s so much fun and so inspiring when authors blend together elements of different genres, especially when they cross genres that have traditionally been kept separate. By combining a picture book, poetry and nonfiction together, Salas creates something that can be enjoyed by children, caregivers and educators in a number of different settings. The simple poetry is perfect for sharing at bedtime, while the informational text is ideal for exploring with older children.

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And in the tradition of the very best nonfiction, If You Were the Moon includes a glossary and a list of recommended reads for further study.

Sweet, fun and educational, If You Were the Moon is a lovely early informational text for curious young readers.

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