My Little Half-Moon is a sweet, funny story with a Shel Silverstein-esque cadence that makes it the perfect story to read over and over (and over and over) at bedtime without ever getting sick of it. And the illustrations are stunning, as anyone who's been following Kate Berube has come to expect. Bold lines, rich colors, quirky details — all perfect. This is a total keeper, and my new go-to gift for little ones (and anyone who appreciates beautiful children's books). Recommended By Emily F., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
A determined child goes the extra mile to try to cheer the lonely half moon
Have you ever looked up at the half-moon hiding in the night sky and thought it looked just the littlest bit lonely without its other half?
having no one to glow with
no one to play with
no one to share
how much you like puppies and big, fuzzy bears.
If you’re like this determined young child, you might stay up every night to keep the moon company. Maybe if you share your treats and toys and stories, you’ll cheer him up.
But the moon is very shy, so it might take some time. Still, if you’re very very patient, you just might make a new friend.
"A child’s fascination (and frustration) with a seemingly lonely, incomplete half-moon leads to a lunar surprise and friendship." Kirkus Reviews
About the Author
Douglas Todd Jennerich studied creative writing and theology at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, as well as acting at the Atlantic Theater School and the William Esper Studio, both in Manhattan. He lives in Los Angeles. My Little Half-Moon is his debut children's book.
Kate Berube is a children's book author and illustrator whose work includes Hannah and Sugar and The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read. She has yet to talk to the moon but she often talks to her one-eyed dog, Sugar. She lives in Portland, Oregon.