Thursday, November 13, 2014

Winter Moon Song

 Cover image for Winter moon song
Winter Moon Song
by Martha Brooks
illustrated by Leticia Ruifernández
Groundwood Books, 2014. Picture Book

Young Rabbit has been practicing with the rabbit choir as it prepares to sing the Winter Moon Song.  He wonders how the tradition of the Winter Moon Song began so his mother tells him the story of the rabbit in the moon.  As the little rabbit sings the song that has been sung by rabbits for generations, he feels connected to all rabbits, young and old, and sees his place in their grand history. Brooks' sweet, gentle, story bucks the recent trend for short sassy text. It is illustrated with soft watercolors in muted white, blue, and black. This one is a great choice to for parents who want to snuggle up with a little one and savor a longer story on a cold winter evening.

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