‘Meet Me at the Moon’ is the perfect blend of art, words

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Meet Me at the Moon,” by Gianna Marino, Viking Juvenile, March 29, 2012, hardcover $16.99 (ages 2 and up)

The land is dry, and Mama must leave Little One to ask the skies for rain. It’s important, but Little One is worried and doesn’t want Mam to go. “You will feel my love in everything around you,” Mama reassures. In the wind, Mama will sing. Her love will be in the warmth of the sun; it will twinkle in the brightest star. And she promises they will be reunited in the moon, “where the sky touches the earth,” after the rains come.

“Meet Me at the Moon” is lovely both in word and art. Author/illustrator Gianna Marino perfectly captures the love between a mother and child, and gently broaches the subject of temporary separation. Exquisite illustrations in oranges, yellows and blues are a delight that you’ll want to peruse over and over again. This is one of my favorite picture books of the year. Make sure to add it to the top of your “to-own” list.

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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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