“If You Were The Moon”
What would you do if you were the moon? In Laura Purdie Salas’ creative and lyrical nonfiction book, If You Were The Moon, readers discover the roles the moon plays.
“Be a bright alarm clock to wake the night.”
Sidebars explain facts about the moon.
This story promotes creative components of flexible thinking, analogy, and nature.
WHY I LIKE THIS BOOK: I like this book because young readers can easily relate to the moon analogies while learning science facts about the moon.
TITLE: If You Were The Moon
AUTHOR: Laura Purdie Salas
ILLUSTRATOR: Jamie Kim
PUBLISHER: Millbrook Press, 2017
AGE GROUP: 4-7
TOPIC(S): functions of the moon
CREATIVE COMPONENTS: flexible thinking, analogy, nature
1) Author Laura Purdie Salas wrote about the functions of the moon and how that might look to us. Find out some facts about the sun. Imagine you are the sun. What jobs would you do?
Using your creativity, think up two or more additional analogies that could be added to this book about the moon. For example, the author, Laura Purdie Salas, wrote the moon spins like a twilight ballerina. What else could the moon spin like?
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