Dedicated to astronaut Neil Armstrong, A Kite for Moon is the perfect children’s book to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first United States moon landing.
What would it be like if the moon was your friend? Find out as you walk alongside a little boy who journeys through life to achieve his dream of becoming an astronaut. And then blast off with your little one as you zoom to the moon together!
The story begins when a little boy, who is flying his kite, notices a sad Moon. He sends up kites to her, writing notes promising he will come see her someday. This promise propels him through years of studying, learning, and training to become an astronaut. Until … he finally goes up, up, up in a big rocket ship with a fiery tail!
A Kite for Moon, written by New York Times bestselling author of How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? Jane Yolen and her daughter, Heidi Stemple, is a heartfelt story about a young boy’s fascination and unlikely friendship with the moon.
A Kite for Moon:
- Features over 20 gorgeous illustrations by award-winning artist Matt Phelan
- Contains a beautiful presentation page, making this book ideal for gift giving
- Is the perfect storybook for children ages 4 to 8
- Celebrates every child’s fascination with space
- Features a gorgeous cover that sparkles and shines with gloss and foil
My Thoughts On A Kite for Moon
It’s never to soon to show our kids that they can reach for the stars, and A Kite for Moon does just that. With very few words that rhyme, the authors reminds us that we can achieve our goals if we work towards them. I love how endearing this story is for young kids like my five-year-old son who is just learning to dream. I want him to dream big, to know that he can achieve the impossible and books as this one shows them they can do just that.
This is a book that you will read over and over again to your child who loves adventures and looking up at the sky. It’s a great way to open up and start a dialogue about what your child wants to do when they grow up, even if it’s visiting the moon or any other career choice. Matt Phelan’s illustrations tell the story perfectly on its own. Which makes this book a great starter book for kids to tell stories just from the illustrations in the book until they can read the words themselves.
We absolutely loved this cute little book and have added it our children’s library. Our son asks for it at least twice a week when we are reading to him, and when he gets older I’ll happily pass it on to a new child to love and enjoy.