How the Moon Regained Her Shape by Janet Ruth Heller
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? ~Amazon Product Review
How the Moon Regained Her Shape is a well-written and beautifully illustrated tale that young readers (pre-kindergarten to first or second grade) will enjoy. Teachers will appreciate the fact that there is a "For Creative Minds Section" located in the back of the book and online. Sylvan Dell Publishing also includes a 38 page Teacher's Activity Guide that includes activities such as writing prompts, vocabulary words, science activities, and much more.
- Visit some of the related websites listed on the Sylvan Dell page.
- Keep a class journal of the phases of the moon.
- Talk about bullying. In the back of the book is a section on "How to Deal with Bullies."
In order to win this book, please comment below with your favorite moon book and/or activity by December 18, 2010. One winner will be randomly chosen using Random.org.