Silver in the night sky, the moon is Earth's closest celestial neighbor. It sends down the sun's reflected rays to light the darkened half of the globe. This book explores the relationship between the Earth and its satellite, the moon, as it orbits around the Earth once every twenty-eight days. It also examines the composition and distinctive features of the moon itself. Colorful pictures and illustrations that are as engaging as they are diverse reinforce the accompanying text on each page. The small book size is perfect for the smaller hands of its young readers. Part of the "Out in Space" series, this book contains a glossary of new words, a quick reference index, a list of additional books for readers who want to learn more, and an address for accessing the publisher's online search engine. Like all of the books in this series, this is easy to read. Simple sentences make this book a great selection for young students learning about the moon and its relationship to Earth for the first time. Reviewer: Jamie Hain
Martha E. H. Rustad is the author of more than one hundred nonfiction children's books, on topics ranging from baby ducks to black holes to ancient Babylon. She lives with her family in Brainerd, Minnesota.