Monday, October 11, 2010
Along with leaves, pumpkins, fall Holidays etc the moon is one of our favorite fall reading topics and studies. The days start to grow shorter in the fall. So with the moon in the sky earlier it makes it a perfect time to study it as during the summer they are usually in bed before the moon comes up. I have a couple of our favorite 'moon' reads to share this week starting with Moon Rabbit by Natalie Russell. The story is more about friendship and home than the moon but I think it makes a fun read to add into the mix. Little Rabbit lives in the city. She loves the city, she has her own place and her favorite cafe. But she's lonely, she's the only bunny that lives in the city. She often wonders to the moon if there is a friend for her. She does find that friend in this charming story. The illustrations are equally charming. I love the simple line drawings on the colored backgrounds and prints of flowers, leaves and stars that dance across the pages. And isn't that patchwork moon lovely?
I'd also recommend checking out Natalie's Russell's follow up book featuring these two bunny friends, Brown Rabbit in the city. These books also make a fun pairing with the classic story City Mouse, Country Mouse from Aseop's Fables.