Monday, August 30, 2021

Under the Sun, Moon, and Stars

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Under the Sun, Moon, and Stars is an ethereal and whimsical tale for youngsters by Laura and Danielle Kosann. Due out 15th Sept 2021 from Greenleaf Book Group, it's 24 pages and will be available in hardcover format. 

This is a sweetly imagined story about the power of believing in ourselves. A little girl was told she would never be able to do big things. Through encouragement and some good advice from the animals she meets along the way, and some sage advice from the moon, she learns to believe in the power of her own dreams. My only (very) minor quibble along the way was that the Queen Bumblebee was from a hive hanging in a tree (nearly all species, even the social ones live in underground nests or colonies). On the other hand, I was prepared to accept that the little girl was chatting with the moon, a fairy, an owl, a snake, and others; so it's not a big gripe.

The art is simple and modern (see the cover), and full of small details which will add a dimension of hunt & find during story time. There are a number of characters which will also give scope for some silly voices during reading. This would be a good selection for public or school library acquisition, circle-reading in a classroom setting, or reading at home. 

Four stars. 

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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