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Children's LiteratureA little girl seesaws between anticipation and anxiety as the first day of school approaches in Moony Luna/Luna, Lunita Lunera . Despite parental reassurances, she is afraid that the school harbors a monster. Indeed, playful illustrations by Elizabeth Gomez show a little monster, childishly drawn with crayons. The monster appears to be struggling with the same emotional ups and downs as Moony Luna. He cries when she does, hides behind his monster mama when welcomed by the teacher and finally comes out to play when beckoned kindly by the other students. Jorge Argueta's bilingual English/Spanish text will speak to kids everywhere and Gomez's illustrations go a long way toward taming the worry monster. 2005, Children's Book Press, Ages 4 to 7.