Rabbit Moon is the first picture book Jean Kim has made solo, and the pictures are amazing! I love how she makes kid’s wishes become stars and how the rhyming, simple wording gives the book a calm feel —perfect for bedtime!
In only 15 sentences, Jean Kim tells a wonderful and unique story based on a Korean folktale that places a rabbit in the moon who turns wishes into stars. Jean’s story looks at what the Moon Rabbit would wish for herself.
My favorite detail is that the rabbit must wear an astronaut helmet on Earth but not on the Moon. I love that the wishes come to the moon as paper airplanes, and I love when you see the Rabbit look over her shoulder longingly at the Earth.
Even at nine years old, I loved this book and think it’s special for all ages. I liked the comic-book layout of the pictures, which tell the story as much as (or more than) the words. The soft glow of the stars and paper airplanes is soothing, as is the overall fuzzy appearance of the pictures. This book belongs on every kid’s bookshelf.
|Page Count||40 pages|
|Publisher||Arthur A. Levine Books|
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