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The moon is a silver pond

by Cassidy, Sara,

Format: Print Book 2019
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Toddlers j T CASSIDY Sara
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Toddlers
Call Number  j T CASSIDY Sara
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile New Books  J E CAS TODDLER
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile New Books 
Call Number  J E CAS TODDLER
A young child skates, bakes and milks the cow while the moon wondrously transforms above. The moon is a silver pond when seen through the trees. When they tend the cow, the moon is the milk at the bottom of the pail.

With stunning illustrations by Josée Bisaillon, this simple board book shows children that the way they see the world--by heart, mind and imagination--is just right. Reveling in metaphor, The Moon Is a Silver Pond encourages that magical leap of imagination and asks the reader to look at everyday objects from a different perspective.

Watch for the follow-up, The Sun Is a Peach , in spring 2020.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "On a snowy evening, a child's imagination transforms everyday objects into lunar comparisons. Lightly reminiscent of Ruth Krauss and Remy Charlip's A Moon or a Button, Cassidy's gentle phrasing swings between clear metaphors ("The moon is a silver pond./ A pail of milk... A shining hubcap") and those that require more imagination ("A sleeping snail... a tooth, a pillow"). Bisaillon's cozy mixed-media illustrations, meanwhile, zoom in on delicate details: the head of a nail with dents like the moon's craters, the steam rising off a warm apple pie, and a delicate thread winding through a pearlescent button. The slow recitation of moonlike items builds into a lovely bedtime transition, gradually moving from the wintry outdoors into a warm, snuggly bed, bathed in moonlight: "a tunnel through the dark night." A volume sure to jump-start readers' imaginations and create moon-y, luminous dreams. Ages up to 2. (Sept.)"
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Additional Information
Subjects Metaphor -- Juvenile literature.
Figures of speech -- Juvenile literature.
Board books -- Specimens.
Moon -- Fiction.
Bedtime -- Fiction.
Metaphor -- Fiction.
Figures of speech -- Fiction.
Board books.
Moon -- Juvenile literature.
Publisher Victoria, British Columbia :2019
Contributors Bisaillon, Josée, illustrator.
Language English
Notes On board pages.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
ISBN 9781459818644
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