Moon! Earth's Best Friend (Our Universe #3)

by Stacy McAnulty (Author) Stevie Lewis (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Our Universe
From writer Stacy McAnulty and illustrator Stevie Lewis, Moon! Earth's Best Friend is a light-hearted nonfiction picture book about the formation and history of the moon--told from the perspective of the moon itself.Meet Moon! She's more than just a rock--she's Earth's rock, her best friend she can always count on. Moon never turns her back on her friend (literally: she's always facing Earth with the same side!). These two will stick together forever. With characteristic humor and charm, Stacy McAnulty channels the voice of Moon in this next celestial "autobiography" in the Our Universe series. Rich with kid-friendly facts and beautifully brought to life by Stevie Lewis, this is an equally charming and irresistible companion to Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years and Sun! One in a Billion.
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Publishers Weekly

In a companion to Sun! One in a Billion, an anthropomorphic Moon--rendered by Lewis as a friendly figure with doe eyes and a sweet smile--announces that it is BFF's with Earth (an equally affable figure who shows its appreciation for Moon with a tender half hug). "We have been together since the beginning. Almost," Moon begins. It describes how it came into existence (from a giant impact with "baby Earth"), explains the moon's phases, and details the way that gravity "pulling on Earth's oceans" causes the tides. Moon provides facts about itself and about various planets and their moons, while clearing up misconceptions and myths (it doesn't go away during the day, and cows don't jump over it). McAnulty conveys complex concepts in a gentle, clear manner that provides readers with a solid foundation for learning more about the galaxy. Ages 4-8. (June)

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"Perfect for children—and grown-ups—who have questions about the greater universe." —Booklist on Moon! Earth's Best Friend
Stacy McAnulty

Stacy McAnulty is the author of several picture books, including Excellent Ed, illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach, and Beautiful, illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, three children, and two dogs.

David Litchfield is the author-illustrator of the award-winning The Bear and the Piano, as well as the illustrator of numerous picture books, including Miss Muffet, or What Came After by Marilyn Singer. He lives in Bedfordshire in the United Kingdom.

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Henry Holt & Company
Publication date
June 20, 2019
Our Universe
BISAC categories
JNF051040 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Science & Nature | Astronomy
Library of Congress categories
Solar system

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