Max and the Tag-along Moon

Max and the Tag-along Moon

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Has the moon ever followed you home at night?

Max loves his grandpa. When they must say good-bye after a visit, Grandpa reminds Max that the moon above them at Grandpa's house is the same moon that will follow him all the way home. And on that swervy-curvy car ride back home Max smiles as the moon tags along, thinking of Grandpa. But when the sky darkens and the moon disappears behind clouds, Max worries that it did not follow him home after all. Yet when the clouds part and light streams through his window, he realizes that Grandpa was right--the moon was with him all along.

Floyd Cooper received the Coretta Scott King Award for The Blacker the Berry , two Coretta Scott King Honors for Honey in Broomwheat Tea and I Have Heard of a Land , and an NAACP image award. His books have also been named to numerous best books list and been given many Parents Choice Awards. In Max and the Tag-Along Moon, his lush paintings perfectly capture the wonder of the moon, the love between grandfather and grandson, and that feeling of magic every child experiences when the moon follows him home.

Publisher: New York : Philomel Books, 2012
ISBN: 9780399233425
Branch Call Number: E COO
Characteristics: [32] p. :,col. ill. ;,28 cm


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TSCPL_NatalieM Sep 07, 2016

This picture book for young readers features a preschool-aged African-American boy as he watches the full moon follow him home from his Granpa’s house. Cooper is masterful with his illustrations.The hazy, grainy texture of each page captures the feeling of nighttime, and the moon’s light reflects a yellow glow, highlighting different parts of the page. Beautifully written and illustrated!

McIndoo Nov 10, 2013

Beautifully illustrated and whimsical! The moon follows a boy home just as his grandpa said it would making it easier not to miss his grandpa after leaving his house. A gentle and sweet story!

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