Zapkode Marie @ Just One More Chapter
I loved this book. It is a cute little story about a baby that has a wonderful imagination when she is unable to sleep. The story and the illustrations blend together so nicely.
Baby Julia is having trouble sleeping because she hears the moon crying. She makes it her mission to feed the hungry moon and then wakes back up in her crib. I really enjoyed this book as did my children. I always read them the children’s books I get so that we have some mom and children bonding time. I would read a few pages and ask them to guess what was going to happen. My oldest guessed she was going to feed the moon with a bottle the others were saying she would make it rain and the clouds would magically feed the moon. All so cute and adorable.
If you enjoy short little bedtime stories for your children this is a great short read for them and I am sure they will enjoy it just like my children had.
Vonnie @ Vonnie's Reading Corner
This was such a cute and delightful book! This book was mostly geared to very young audiences but even adults could find how adorable this story was.
Baby Julia was full of surprises. One would think that she was a normal baby until her pixie wings emerged. She then flew up to the sky to help feed the moon who was crying from hunger. The thought of a baby being able to worry, care, and help out the moon was astonishing.
Though everything was told in a very simplistic manner, one could still get a lot from the story with what was there. The few sentences that were written were enough to convey the feelings and the happening of the story. The wonderful illustrations by the author himself also helped bring the story to life. This was a very well done book.
I was able to share this charming book with some of my students. The youngest students that I have are in second grade. Though the book was a little too easy for them to read, they absolutely adored it! They thought Baby Julia was cute and they really enjoyed how she helped the moon. It was very fun to see their expressions as they read the book because the would chuckle and have huge grins on their faces.
As a whole, Baby Julia Feeds the Moon was a fabulous book. It was adorable and very enjoyable. It definitely brought a smile to my face.
Tonja @ Bookworm for Kids
This is perfect for a quick, good-night story time read, a fact that already makes it wonderful! All you parents know what I mean--you're tired (even more so than usual) but those kids insist on one last story before they're ready to fall asleep.
Of course, that's not the only good point. Julia is a cute little girl with only the best intentions. She sees a hungry moon and is more than ready to help. Her innovative and fantastical solution sets children in an imaginary mood--the best preparation for those great dreams. Oh, and what little girl wouldn't love to have her own fairy wings?
Natasha @ Dreamland
19 pages of finely constructed imagination!
I guess I am growing fonder towards children' bedtime stories after I was introduced to Sandberg's works.
What I love about Baby Julia feeds the Moon is that there are so many elements that are in play (Yes, just from a bedtime story...). Firstly, I thought the artwork and graphics in this book was amazingly creative : pixie winged baby and a moon that talks! But it all comes down to this. In the end of the story, the objective is not to only put your kids to sleep, leaving them imagining and wandering in their self-make dreamland, but to want them to bring along the moral values that are expressed in the story. Although BJFTM is only 19 pages long, but I thought the moral value was clearly portrayed in the story.
A great read for you and your kids!
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