How the Moon Regained Her Shape

How the Moon Regained Her Shape

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Influenced by Native American folktales, this fascinating story deals with overcoming adversity, self-confidence, and understanding the phases of the moon. After the sun insults her, the moon gets very upset and disappears - much to the chagrin of rabbits who miss their moonlight romps. With the help of her many friends and admirers, the moon gains self-confidence each day until she is back to her full size. The "For Creative Minds" section explains the phases of the moon and answers those pesky questions like "why is the moon up during the day?," and "why does the shape of the moon change?
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Product details

  • 6-8
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 215 x 253 x 3mm | 172g
  • United States
  • English
  • 1934359025
  • 9781934359020
  • 2,198,621

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From the days of early humans, people have used folklore to explain why events of nature occur. Influenced by Native American folktales, this fascinating story helps to explain the phases of the moon, while also providing a life lesson to children as they observe how "the Moon" was able to overcome her adversity and build self-confidence. After the sun insults her, the moon is very hurt and disappears - much to the chagrin of rabbits who miss their moonlight romps. With the help of her many friends and admirers, the moon regains her self-confidence each day until she is back to her full size. Ben Hodson's art is incredible! Ben created the artwork for this book using acrylic paints, handmade papers, old wallpaper, pencil crayons, gesso, ink, and glue on watercolor paper. The shadows were added digitally to give it depth. The "For Creative Minds" section was vetted for scientific accuracy by Dr. Wesley Swift, Jr., Director of the Von Braun Observatory in Huntsville, Alabama and includes: [[Moon Observations & Fun Facts [[Native American names for full moons [[How to deal with Bullies [[Moon Projects: oLunar Calendar oMoon Cookies oUnderstanding the Moon Phases with a graphic oViewing the Phases with a Moon Circle Graphic [[Lunar Graphic This book supports elementary school curriculum that deals with the solar system and the night sky in science and the folklore genre in language arts. It helps adults answer some of those pesky questions like: why is the moon in the sky during the day?
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3 11% (6)
2 5% (3)
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