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The Full Moon at the Napping House

By Jan Carr, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

A rhythmic, snappy charmer of a bedtime book.

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Picture-book veterans Audrey and Don Wood follow up their classic In the Napping House with this charmer of a sequel, perfect for helping fidgety kids wind down at bedtime. The text is smart and savvy; it's rhythmic and cumulative a la The House That Jack Built, which makes for a fun, kid-pleasing, and highly engaging read. The art is antic, nicely complimenting the restless characters in the text, and its moonlit, nighttime palette contributes to the overall soothing feel. On the last page, Granny and grandson are pictured cuddled up reading in the buttery light cast from the window, perhaps mirroring the reader's own bedtime ritual.

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