Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems

Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems

Hardcover

$21.99

Overview

This wide-ranging collection of bedtime poems is an inspired baby gift that will find a treasured place on children’s nightstands everywhere.

From the hoot of an owl to the horns of the city, from children giggling in the bath to the hushed notes of a lullaby, here is an exquisite anthology that captures the universal poetry of bedtime. Expertly gathered by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, these sixty poems range from old favorite poets such as Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Sylvia Plath, and Eleanor Farjeon to beloved contemporary poets like Marilyn Singer, Lee Bennett Hopkins, and Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman. Beautifully illustrated by G. Brian Karas with richness and whimsy, Switching on the Moon is the perfect book to share with a child to usher in a night of sweet dreams.
Back matter includes an index of first lines and an index of poets.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763642495
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 09/14/2010
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 10.50(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 5 Years

About the Author

Jane Yolen is the author of more than 250 books for children and young adults, including Soft House, Owl Moon, and How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? She also collected poems for This Little Piggy: Lap Songs, Finger Plays, Clapping Games, and Pantomime Rhymes, an anthology of rhymes and games for toddlers. Jane Yolen divides her time between Massachusetts and Scotland. 

Andrew Fusek Peters is a poet and anthologist whose work has appeared in collections for children and teens. He has also written many books. Andrew Fusek Peters lives in Shropshire, England.

G. Brian Karas has illustrated close to ninety children’s books, including Megan McDonald’s Ant and Honey Bee: A Pair of Friends. He has also written and illustrated several titles, including Home on the Bayou, Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor winner. He lives in Rhinebeck, New York.

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Switching on the Moon: A Very First Book of Bedtime Poems 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
autumnblues on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Just a beautiful inviting book of poems, simple dreamy illustrations set the mood for bedtime cuddling.Relax with your child and together share a trip through a dimension of rhyme while reading these charming poems. Switching on the Moon consists of three sections, the first section is called "Going to Bed" the second "Sweet Dreams and the third "In the Night" for a total of 60 poems in all. These are the sweetest poems you can read to a child. The poems are short so an infant will find the rhyme and rhythm delightful with just the right amount of stimulation. An older child will find it effortless to read along and will quickly memorize the short poems. This is a book a child will ask for at bedtime often so be prepared to read it for years to come. The hardcover is great for those toddlers who like to read on their own and the soft illustration on the front cover is sure to remind your child these are special bedtime stories. My favorites poems in the book are "The Bath-time Pirate" and "Naughty Soap Song." two great poems to read before bath-time, with a promise to read the rest later, will have your child in and out of the tub in no time at all. The illustrations although simple are beautiful and not to bright which helps set the bedtime mood. I loved reading all the poems in Switching on the Moon, they are a mix of bath-time, teeth brushing, dreams, tooth fairies, twinkling stars and so much more, a few are classics with a little twist, making them all unique. I absolutely recommend this book to all parents and grandparents, a book for all ages 0-99, as adults will find the poems comforting and enchanting as well.
kidlit9 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the kind of book that librarians and grandmothers buy: well-known poetess Jane Yolen and beautiful illustrations by G. Brian Karas. Whether a young reader would pick it up on his own is hard to say.
autumnbluesreviews More than 1 year ago
Relax with your child and together share a trip through a dimension of rhyme while reading these charming poems. Switching on the Moon consists of three sections, the first section is called "Going to Bed" the second "Sweet Dreams and the third "In the Night" for a total of 60 poems in all. These are the sweetest poems you can read to a child. The poems are short so an infant will find the rhyme and rhythm delightful with just the right amount of stimulation. An older child will find it effortless to read along and will quickly memorize the short poems. This is a book a child will ask for at bedtime often so be prepared to read it for years to come. The hardcover is great for those toddlers who like to read on their own and the soft illustration on the front cover is sure to remind your child these are special bedtime stories. My favorites poems in the book are "The Bath-time Pirate" and "Naughty Soap Song." two great poems to read before bath-time, with a promise to read the rest later, will have your child in and out of the tub in no time at all. The illustrations although simple are beautiful and not to bright which helps set the bedtime mood. I loved reading all the poems in Switching on the Moon, they are a mix of bath-time, teeth brushing, dreams, tooth fairies, twinkling stars and so much more, a few are classics with a little twist, making them all unique. I absolutely recommend this book to all parents and grandparents, a book for all ages 0-99, as adults will find the poems comforting and enchanting as well.