Sunday, November 18, 2012
Sweet Moon Baby by Karen Clark, illustrated by Patrice Barton
Did you know that November is National Picture Book Month? To celebrate I have a special picture book to share, Sweet Moon Baby- An Adoption Tale by Karen Henry Clark, illustrated by Patrice Barton.
This is an absolutely adorable picture book that tells the story of a baby girl who is born in China. Her parents want the best for her, and trust the moon to find it. On the other side of the world is a couple praying for a baby. They follow the moon across the world and find their new baby daughter waiting for them.
First the story- it is an imaginative tale where the baby floats down the river sound asleep, drifting to her new parents. Along the way a turtle, peacock, monkey, panda and fish help her stay safe. Children will love each wonderful animal as it comes to the rescue. There is also repetition, giving the child something to look forward too.
Now the illustrations- the first thing that catches your eye is how cute this baby looks. She is an angel in a basket, and as the reader you can't help but rout for her safety.There is so much emotion and beauty in each illustration, it is breathtaking.
This book makes a beautiful bedtime story. It is full of love and hope. Definitely one to add to your picture book collection.