long night moon
by Cynthia Rylant
illustrated by Mark Siegel
I've been waiting till fall to tell you about this book, though I admit I don't know why. Maybe it's the nature of the "winter cover" that makes me feel like it must be cool outside, with a cozy blanket pulled up around us in order to pick up this book. (Oh, but please dear friends, don't wait! This book is a treasure year round!) Our copy was given to me by my mother. She knows that I love Cynthia Rylant's books, and this one just happened to be signed by the illustrator. How special!
Long Night Moon, is the vivid description of the how the seasons change with each full moon. Beautifully illustrated you will find yourself lingering over each page long after you have read the sweet poetic words.
"Long ago Native Americans gave names to the full moons the watched throughout
the year. Each month had a moon. And each moon had its name..."
As the season changes from warm summer nights to the wonderfully crisp nights of fall, pick up this beautiful book for your bedtime story!
This blog post is a part of Children's Book Monday held each week at A Path Made Straight.