Sunday, April 24, 2016

Random House Children's Books Review: Moonhorse (Mary Pope Osborne)

MoonhorsePublisher: Alfred A. Knopf an imprint of Random House Children's Books
Author: Mary Pope Osborne
Illustrator: S. M. Saelig

In a beautiful new hardcover edition, this luminously illustrated bedtime fantasy opens toe door to the world of dreams in an enchanting way. Out of the night, the winged Moonhorse appears , and a young girl leaves her sleeping father to join him. Together they ride past stars and night shadows, constellations and comets, as they pull the moon across the clear night sky. 

Mary Pope Osborne

Mary Pope Osborne has channeled a lifelong love of exploration and travel into one of the most popular children’s book series of the past two decades. With her fantastic Magic Tree House series, Mary Pope Osborne keeps the good times rolling for kids all over the world.

Moonhorse is a inspiring bedtime story about a young girl who goes on a nighttime adventure with a beautiful white horse while her father sleeps. The girl and the horse fly through the constellations and go on an adventure in the stars. 

I loved how the child and the horse rode through the night sky and identified the stars and constellations. The story helps open a child's imagination and shows the beautiful aspects of the moon, stars, and night. 

"We gallop toward midnight,
the Moonhorse and I, 
pulling the Moon
through the clear silent sky."

Parents will enjoy reading this to their young children as a calming bedtime story to help ease their children into a peaceful slumber. The illustrations in the book are calming and seem painted with soft colors and yet vivid characters. I would recommend this to any parent who has young children who enjoy bedtime stories.

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