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

by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, selectors
Illustrated by G. Brian Karas

Published by Candlewick Press, 2010
95 pages
ISBN: 978-0-7636-4249-5

Ages 1 - 5

As they did in Here’s a Little Poem (U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2007), Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters have collaborated on an anthology of poems for young children that delight and, in this volume, inspire quiet contemplation perfect for bedtime. The selectors/contributors (both have written several of the poems included) have clearly made an effort to include a range of poems and poets not typically found in other anthologies (along with a few favorites), making this a welcome and distinctive contribution to poetry books for young children. The poems are divided into sections titled “Going to Bed,” “Sweet Dreams,” and “In the Night.” G. Brian Karas’s soft, soothing illustrations spanning the page-spreads feature comforting hues and eye-pleasing scenes.  © Cooperative Children's Book Center

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