Beautiful Moon: A Child’s Prayer

Beautiful Moon: A Child’s Prayer

Title: Beautiful Moon: A Child’s Prayer
Author: Tonya Bolden
Illustrator: Eric Velasquez
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers (2014)
ISBN: 978141970792 

A boy says his prays under the light of a full moon. Before praying for his family he prays for people unaware of the beauty of the “amber orb”. A homeless woman trying to keep warm, a commuter thinking of his military daughter, a man in a hospital unable to sleep and a family staring at their bare cupboards. Once finished the boy snuggles into his bed and “the beautiful moon goes on its way.”

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Quebec Reading Connection: Beautiful Moon activities
Sleep Scotland: Supporting Children and Families with Sleep Problems
Kids Health in the Classroom: Human Body Series: Sleep Teacher’s Guide 
The Children’s University of Manchester: Welcome to the Earth and Beyond
National Geographic Kids: Explore the Solar System video playlist
Tonya Bolden Official Website
Eric Velasquez Official Website
Eric Velasquez Twitter

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