Thank You, Moon: Celebrating Nature's Nightlight

Thank You, Moon: Celebrating Nature's Nightlight
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October 10, 2023
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With the soothing rhythm of a bedtime story and the scientific wonder of a nature doc, comes a celebration of the moon and all the creatures who rely on its light to find their way home.

Under the glow of a shimmering moon, creatures great and small creep out of their dens, using its light to hunt, fend off predators, build their nests or build families. As the moon changes phases these animals adapt their behavior to match its waxing and waning—while human animals look on in wonder.

As Earth's closest companion in space, the moon has fascinated humankind for generations, and this nonfiction picture book sheds light on the mysterious ways it affects life on Earth. With luminous illustrations by Jessica Lanan and a lyrical text that is part lullaby and part scientific resource, Thank You, Moon is a treasure for all ages to enjoy.

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The moon does so much for nature that people don't even realize. It guides a dung beetle home with its meal in tow and helps guide turtles back to the sea. Seeing it as a beacon for animals makes the reader look at the moon in a different way. Along with how it helps animals, the reader can learn about the different phases of the moon in the back of the book. There's also more information on animals and bugs who depend on the moon.

THANK YOU, MOON: CELEBRATING NATURE'S NIGHTLIGHT is a children's picture book that teaches about how the moon helps different animals survive. It's just as the title implies: a celebration of the moon and all its wonders. The illustrations are stunningly detailed with a darker theme so the moon really does seem like nature's personal nightlight. It makes for an educational bedtime story. I love the format because on one page is lyrical text about the moon and on the opposite is a fun fact that elaborates the "how" behind it.

Final Verdict: This books is perfect for children who love animals and are curious to learn what happens when the sun goes down. It's also interesting for those who are intrigued by the moon. I absolutely love how beautiful the details of the illustrations are.
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