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Moon Plane

By Patricia Tauzer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Soft, nostalgic artwork for dreamers of all ages.

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Every kid will relate to the imaginative young boy who sees himself soaring above cars, trains, and boats, going further and further into outer space -- all the way to the moon. The story is written in the language of a child, imaginative yet also quiet and gentle. Drawn on watercolor paper, the penciled drawings are deceptively simple; their subtlety makes this book magical and captivating. Using grayish tones subtly tinted with reds, Peter McCarty styles cars, trains, and planes after those of the '50s.

The well-paired text and art create a dreamy world filled with a wonderful sense of nostalgia that will grip adult readers and children alike. This book just might make parents drop everything and take their kids out to an open field where they can lie down to look at the moon -- and dream.

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