What’s it about?
Jude’s Moon by Nancy Guettier is about a young boy’s fascination with the moon, used as an opportunity to educate young children about the moon and its phases.
What did (we) think of it?
Jude’s Moon has simple, pretty illustrations, and the barest bones of a story to let the author proceed with the educational aspect she seeks to impart.
Unfortunately, even though my 6 year old loves learning about the moon and other planets, this book didn’t really catch her interest, and the page specifically about the phases of the moon actually confused her (and me) a little bit. We had to read it a couple times, because it just didn’t seem to go with the illustration very well.
For a younger child (3-5 maybe?), it would be a nice introduction to the phases of the moon, but for slightly older kids it may not be a satisfying read. I can’t say I’d recommend it for any kid over the age of 5 for that reason.
Title: Jude’s Moon | Author: Nancy Guettier (site) | Illustrator: Tina Cash-Walsh (site) | Publisher: Morgan James Publishing (site) | Pub. Date: 2013-4-1 | Pages: 34 | ISBN13: 9781630477257 | Genre(s): Children’s & Educational | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 3 out of 5 | Date Read: 2015-12-27 | Source: Received a copy free from the author in exchange for an honest review.