I Took The Moon For A Walk


A young boy and the Moon enjoy an evening exploring the town before heading home for the night.

Reader Enjoyment Factors:

The story flows nicely, and the notes at the back will be wonderful for expanding the book beyond the poetry when our toddler gets a little bit older.

Content Awareness Factors:


Little Kid Reaction

Within three readings, this became one of our must-read stories. S/He loves pointing to the objects and activities on the page, not just the moon.

Parent Reaction

The story is lyrical and easy to read. It's a nice combination of reality reading (seeing one's glow in the water) and fantasy (the boy and moon sharing a night-time flight) that will appeal to all readers.

Type of Book:
You can use this book as a bedtime story for young readers and an introduction to nature and science for older readers.
Educational Themes:

There is plenty to do with this book. The boy and moon share moments of genuine friendship; there are notes for introducing the science of the world after dark (animals, moon phases); and good material for an early reader.

Reading Level:
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
7 to 9
Recommended Age To Read Together:
3 to 8
Age of child:
Started reading at 2½ years and we're still reading at almost 5!
Purchase Recommendation:
Buy. This is a wonderful addition for any home library, with plenty of longevity.

Title I Took the Moon for a Walk
Author Carolyn Curtis
Publisher Barefoot Books © 2004
Illustrators Alison Jay
ISBN 1841486116
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Nature
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