The Moon Shines Down by Margaret Wise Brown
The manuscript for this story by Margaret Wise Brown, the author of Goodnight Moon, was found after sitting for decades in a dusty trunk. The story is based on the
The brightly coloured illustrations by Linda Bleck are charming; my five year old son loved the “huge” moon that shone down on the children from all different countries. The cutest koala is the main character. We had great fun is searching him out on each page as he travels from land to land.
The story incorporates rhyme and repetition making it a good choice for preschoolers who love to follow along and join in some of the reading. It has become a popular bedtime selection at our house and I would recommend it for children aged 3-6 years old.