I enjoyed reading the book and having it out for our grown daughters and their friends to pick up as they visit. We all agreed that you could tell which writing was the original and which was currently added - but the story line was still enjoyable. The illustrations are engaging and match the story line very well. (I personally love the Koala who travels through the book). I definitely would enjoy reading this book to any child who would come to my house, snuggle close and listen as we enjoy the rhythm of The Moon Shines Down. Although, I did not read the Good Night Moon often to my daughters, I plan to read this book to my future grandchildren. I know that we both will enjoy The Moon Shines Down, because it is just fun to read to a child. No matter what - I encourage you to take time, as often as possible, to read to your little ones and The Moon Shines Down is an good choice to include in your childrens book library.You may have tangible wealth untold. Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be - I had a mother who read to me. - Strickland Gillilan
The Moon Shines Down sang to our hearts as we cheerfully searched the pages for the traveling koala. My two young boys joined in by humming the tune as I sang the melodious words. With an ever-present moon on each page, a reminder of our Savior's continuous presence, we searched high and low in each country, for the koala in his hiding places. Each boy, rearing to turn the pages, loved jumping from one country to the next in this soon-to-be-cherished book from author Margaret Wise Brown.I highly recommend this book for kids, and parents, of any age.
I raised my two children on Goodnight Moon, so seeing the new book by Margaret Wise Brown, The Moon Shines Down, brought warm memories to my heart. I absolutely LOVED this book. I love the fantastic story at how this manuscript, fifty-six years after the death of Margaret Wise Brown, lay forgotten in a cedar trunk in a Vermont barn..the onionskin paper had yellowed and the paper clips that held the pages together had rusted. That is a story in itself.The thing I loved most about this book even more than Goodnight Moon, were the illustrations that will capture the hearts and minds of every child. The brilliant color and detail will give you a chance to spend hours with a child discovering all of the creative wonders on each page. The message is beautiful. No child will ever look at the moon the same. It really expands on the age-old song, Jesus loves the little children.all the children of the world. Children around the world will find comfort and peace as they read through each page, understanding that just as the moon looks down upon them, so does God, and He loves each and every one of them- no matter who they are or where they are in the world. If youre looking for a wonderful book to give a child, let this one be it-its sure to be a classic.if it isnt already!
In The Moon Shines Down, a koala bear looks at the moon and visualizes that the same moon he is watching is being watched all around the world, including France, Switzerland and Africa. As he thinks on the different ones looking up he asks God to bless them. The words are fun for a young child and the beautiful illustrations make the scene come to life. My 4 year old grandson enjoyed sharing this book with me. I recommend it for any parent or grandparent during that special story time. Talk about how God loves everyone, no matter where they live and how even if we don't see them, there are people all around the world. And even though we don't see Him, God is with us. Look at all the activity in each picture and discuss what you see; trees, animals, houses. A great book for quiet bonding.
A child can travel the world in The Moon Shines Down. Based on the New England sampler prayer, God Bless the Moon and God Bless Me on the koala sees the moon and prays in a different part of the world. On each vibrantly, colorfully illustrated page the same moon looks down on the Dutch boy, in Swiss Country, in the far, far East, in Mexico, on the little French children, the Australian children, the English boys, the children in Zimbabwe, on Christmas night and the fishes of the deep; the koala prays, God bless the Moon and God bless me.It is a delightful story.