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The Moon Show by Carmen Gloria.

December 8, 2019

moon showThe Moon Show by Carmen Gloria. Pub. UNCOMMON GRAMMAR, 2019.

This delightful picture book is narrated by our Moon. He has relationships with the more than 170 moons in our Solar system and he tells us something unique about a few Moons that orbit the 8 planets in our system.

Our own moon isn’t made of cheese, as some suspect, and I doubt that a cow ever jumped over it. But humans have walked on it and it has been the subject of many a good song like Blue Moon and Dark Moon.

Mercury and Venus have no moons, we have one and Mars has Phobos and Deimos which are moving in different directions. Jupiter has 79 moons  and we look at Io, Europa, Ganymede and Callisto. Saturn has 80 moons and we look at Enceladus, which sounds like the delicious Mexican dish enchiladas, but is in fact almost frozen solid.

Check out the moons of Neptune and Uranus and learn that the non planet Pluto has 5 small moons. Some moons have not been named yet but one of the latest on Neptune was named Hippocamp.

A good tale with some home spun philosophy amongst the information about the moons.

Check out Thank You Mercury and Dear Pluto also reviewed on this blog.

Great for a beginners start of a study about the solar system and as a read aloud story for juniors and primary students.

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