Saturday, July 19, 2008

Moonpowder by John Rocco

Brilliant young Eli Treebuckle, fixer of all things fixable, can't seem to escape his reoccuring nightmare until one night when the moon visits. They go on a journey to the Moonpowder factory where Eli is asked to discover the cause of the factory's malfunction. He finds that the key ingredient in making Moonpowder has been completely depleted! Will Eli be able to help the factory produce sweet dreams again?

Moonpowder by John Rocco is a fun, creative story. The beautiful illustrations are the real strength in this book--they are vivid, colorful, imaginative, and have loads of interesting and fun details. I especially liked that the moon man reminded me of a round lumpy mound of cheese and that Eli wears footie pajama pants! The story is a little disjointed in places but the adventure aspect combined with the great pictures will keep children interested.

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