Book Review: My Little Half-Moon

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Title: My Little Half-Moon
Author: Douglas Todd Jennerich
Illustrator: Kate Berube
Publishing Date: May 2, 2017
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons Books for Young Readers
Ages: 5-8

Have you ever looked up at the half-moon hiding in the night sky and thought it looked just the littlest bit lonely without its other half? In My Little Half-Moon by Douglas Todd Jennerich, illustrated by Kate Berube, a determined child goes the extra mile to cheer the lonely half-moo.

Imagine…having no one to glow with, no one to play with, no one to share, how much you like puppies and big, fuzzy bears. if you’re like the determined young star of My Little Half-Moon, you might stay up every night to keep the moon company. Maybe if you share your treats and toys and stories, you’ll cheer him up. But the moon is very shy, so it might take some time. Still, if you’re very very patient, you just might make a new friend.

Ultimately a book about an unlikely friendship, My Little Half-Moon is a sweet read aloud in the tradition of Goodnight Moon, sure to become a baby shower and story time favorite.

About the Author:
Douglas Todd Jennerich studied creative writing and theology at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, as well as acting at the Atlantic Theater School and the William Esper Studio, both in Manhattan.He lives in Los Angeles. My little Half-Moon is his debut children’s book.

About the Illustrator:
Kate Berube is a children’s book author and illustrator whose work includes Hannah and Sugar and The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read. She has yet to talk to the moon, but she often talks to her one-eyed dog, Sugar. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

Our thoughts:
When it comes to picture books, the illustrations can truly determine if the book is a hit in our house or not. My six-year old is quick to lose interested if a book doesn’t deliver very detailed illustrations  and this book is a win.. Not only is it beautifully written, but it’s filled with gorgeous illustrations. It has been a favorite of ours and is the perfect length for reading any time of day.

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1 comment

  1. As the author, I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks!

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