Why does the Moon seem to change shape from night to night? In this unique book, innovative die-cuts and playful poetry introduce the names and shapes of the lunar phases to explain the role light and shadow play in this transformation.
About the Author
Bob Crelin is the author of THERE ONCE WAS A SKY FULL OF STARS. Bob was awarded the Astronomical League's Walter Scott Hudson Award for his tireless work to preserve the night sky for future generations. He lives in Guilford, Connecticut.
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Rhyming text accompanied by the waxing and waning of the moon---this is Faces of the Moon. The pictures include cutaways of the moon. As the pages turn, the moon grows from a crescent to a full moon and then back to a crescent moon again. The pictures make a complicated event clear. A sample:¿A few days pass, and Moon¿s less shy; her smile lights the twilight sky.The more her sunlit surface shows, the more Moon¿s WAXING CRESCENT grows.Waxing Cresent* Moon rises in the mid-morning and sets in the mid-evening.¿*The notes for both waxing crescent and waning crescent spell the word incorrectly.Children¿s comments:I tried this out with a group of sixteen students, half boys, half girls, and half kindergarteners and half first graders. They loved the cutouts that showed how the moon waxed and waned. They said they understood the text.