Many Moons

Author: James Thurber
Illustrator: Louis Slobodkin
Publisher: Voyager Books
Publication Date: 1991
Awards: Caldecott
Genre: Fiction Picture Book
Audience: Gr. Pre-K+

Overview: Slobodkin uses fun and light, yet descriptive pictures to illustrate Thurber's story of a sick princess. She knows only one thing that will make her better, the moon. Can the king use his power to get it for her? This story shows children that the best answer might not always be the most obvious.

Activity: Discuss a time when the children could figure out something that their parents or teacher couldn’t see.

Reviewer’s Name: Erin Beskid