‘Full Moon at the Napping House’ destined to become a classic


Full Moon at Napping House“THE FULL MOON AT THE NAPPING HOUSE,” by Audrey Wood and Don Wood, HMH Books for Young Readers, Sept. 1, 2015, Hardcover, $17.99 (ages 4-7)

There is a house,
a full-moon house,
where everyone is restless.

So begins “The Full Moon at the Napping House,” the companion to Audrey and Don Wood’s classic, “The Napping House.” The familiar cast of characters is present, only this time around, the full moon is out, and no one in the house can get to sleep. It’s not until a tiny visitor charms them with its song that Granny, her grandchild, the dog, the cat and a little mouse settle down for dreamland.

Napping HouseIf you’re a fan of “The Napping House,” “The Full Moon at the Napping House” should definitely be added to your bookshelf. If you’re not a fan, you will be after reading “The Full Moon at the Napping House.” Beautiful paintings and expertly crafted text come together in the perfect package. The words roll off your tongue and the illustrations draw you in. The publisher’s suggested age range is 4-7, but I think you can definitely go younger with this one. My 18-month-old started oohing and awing as soon as it came out of its package. She loved the rhyming text and pointing at the different characters throughout.

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Jessica Harrison is the main reviewer behind Cracking the Cover. Prior to creating Cracking the Cover, Jessica worked as the in-house book critic for the Deseret News, a daily newspaper in Salt Lake City. Jessica also worked as a copy editor and general features writer for the paper. Following that, Jessica spent two years with an international company as a social media specialist. She is currently a freelance writer/editor. She is passionate about reading and giving people the tools to make informed decisions in their own book choices.

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