Both my girls have had a fascination with the moon since they were babies. It was one of each girl’s first words. I remember many walks where their hands would point vigorously from the stroller as they broke into a smile and informed me that they could see the moon. Now, we often go out together at bedtime to look for the moon. Needless to say, I was very excited when I heard about Faces of the Moon by Bob Crelin.
Simple text is enhanced by fantastic cut-away illustrations showing the moon going through each phase as it waxes from new moon to full and then wanes until the next new moon. My favorite feature is the explanation of when the moon rises and sets in each of it’s phases. M has already used the book as a reference to look up whether the moon would be visible at a given time of day based on it’s phase.
This week’s Non-Fiction Monday Round Up is at Simply Science.