Book Review of The Girl Who Spoke to the Moon
The Children’s Book Review
Written by Land Wilson
Illustrated by Sue Cornelison
Ages 4-9 | 40 Pages
Publisher: Little Pickle Press | ISBN: 978-1-4926-9873-9
What to expect: Rhyme, Moon, Environmentalism
Sofia is a young girl who loves to watch the moon – and one night, it speaks to her! She discovers a new friend in the moon, who not only delights her with its beautiful light but tells her all about planet Earth.
On a journey to the moon in her dreams one night, Sofia learns that planet Earth is in real trouble. Dirty waters, wasted resources – the planet is in real danger! But with help from the moon, little Sofia learns ways to help the Earth.
With beautiful, soothing rhymes and engagingly wistful images that bring the moon to life, THE GIRL WHO SPOKE TO THE MOON is a wonderful story for children. Not only is the story entertaining, but it gives an important message about helping keep our wonderful home clean and safe. Illustrator Sue Cornelison keeps the illustrations soft and muted, perfect for nighttime reading, and lets little Sofia shine. Her wonderfully diverse cast of children is adorable and inclusive.
Filled with a wonderful story and exciting facts at the end of the book, this is a wonderful gift for the budding environmentalist on your list. It also helps to introduce the topic of environmentalism to children in a fun and charming way. The quotes from real astronauts about taking care of our Earth will delight children (and adults!), and the listing of real action items at the end of the book would be an excellent start to some great conversations.
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About the Author
Land Wilson developed an appreciation for nature as a boy thanks to his parents and naturalist Elizabeth Terwilliger. Having read that viewing Earth from space had a profound effect on a person’s sense of responsibility to the health of our planet, Land wanted to share what he learned about the importance of protecting nature. After interviewing three Apollo astronauts, Colonel Frank Borman, Captain Eugene Cernan, and Captain Wally Schirra, Jr., he resolved to share this experience with children. It was then that Sofia’s Dream was born.
About the Illustrator
Sue Cornelison grew up in Libertyville, Illinois. After earning her BFA in Art Studio and Art Education from Drake University, she traveled to Florence, Italy, to further her art studies at The International School of Studio Arts. While raising a family of six children with her husband, Ross, a jazz musician, she taught high school art and pursued her love of art, design, and illustration. She has illustrated many book covers and enjoys writing and illustrating books for children.
The Girl Who Spoke to the Moon, written by Land Wilson, was reviewed by Denise Mealy. Discover more books like The Girl Who Spoke to the Moon by following our reviews and articles tagged with Rhyming Books and Environmentalism.